1860 - 1895 Victoria Bun Head

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Farthing Details:

Diameter : 20mm

Weight : 2.7 - 2.9g

Obverse Design:

Victoria's bust facing left, abbreviated legend is as follows:

VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D:

(Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of Britains, Defender of the Faith)

Reverse Design:

Seated Britannia facing right, holding a shield and trident, with the word "FARTHING" above, and the date below.

Tougher Dates (Hardest First):

1863, 1895, 1876H, 1892, 1869, 1872 and 1880

Dates not produced:

1870, 1871, 1877 and 1889

H below Date:

Several dates are found in this series with a "H" below the date (1874, 1875, 1876, 1881 and 1882). These coins were not minted at the Royal mint, but were produced in Birmingham by Ralph Heaton & Sons.

 

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