|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling (1/240)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1158-1970)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Second laureate portrait ('Bun Head') of Queen Victoria facing left, legend around.
Lettering: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:F:D:
Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britons Defender of the Faith
Seated figure of Britannia right with trident in left hand and shield bearing the Union flag in right, sea behind with lighthouse on left and ship on right, denomination around, date in exergue.
The standard weight of these pieces was 48 to the pound avoirdupois (1/3 ounce or 145.8 grains).
There are many obverse and reverse varieties for this type, following is a selection of them:
Sp#3954 (1860-1894) no mintmark on reverse
Sp#3955 (1874/5/6, 1881/2) 'H' mintmark on reverse below date, struck at Ralph Heaton & Sons, Birmingham
In 1874, the second portrait was very slightly changed. In KM#749, the D:G: is closer to the Queen's head.
So take care if you have an 1874 in case it is KM#755.
KM#749.1 (1860 only) Beaded border, without die number;
KM#749.2 (1860-1874) Toothed border, without die number;
KM#749.3 (1863 only) Toothed border, with die number below date;
There are many other small variations to the obverse and reverse designs, all full list of which can be found (with pictures) in the latest version of the Spink Standard Catalogue of British Coins.
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|1860||1.4%||KM#749.1 (incuse lines on shield)|
|1860||0.14%||KM#749.1 (incuse lines on shield) Proof|
|1860||2%||KM#749.1 (raised lines on shield, extra thick flan)|
|1860||0.11%||KM#749.1 (raised lines on shield; extra thick flan) Proof|
|1860||505,300||0.55||1.40||9.75||10%||KM#749.1 (raised lines on shield)|
|1860||0.2%||KM#749.1 (raised lines on shield) Proof|
|1860||0.6%||KM#749.2 (L.C.W. below foot, L.C.WYON on shoulder)|
|1860||0.7%||KM#749.2 (L.C.W. below shield, L.C. WYON below shoulder)|
|1860||0.4%||KM#749.2 (L.C.WYON on shoulder, L.C.W. below shield)|
|1860||0.3%||KM#749.2 (without obverse signature, 15 leaves)|
|1860||0.3%||KM#749.2 (without obverse signature, 16 leaves)|
|1861||1.5%||KM#749.2 (L.C.WYON below truncation, without signature on reverse)|
|1861||0.5%||KM#749.2 (L.C.WYON below truncation; L.C.W. below shield)|
|1861||0.9%||KM#749.2 (L.C.WYON on truncation, without signature on reverse)|
|1861||36,449,000||0.67||2.12||3.37||8.65||23%||KM#749.2 (L.C.WYON on truncation; L.C.W. below shield)|
|1861||0.4%||KM#749.2 (without obverse signature, 15 leaves without reverse signature) rare|
|1861||0.5%||KM#749.2 (without obverse signature, 15 leaves, L.C.W. below shield)|
|1861||1.7%||KM#749.2 (without obverse signature, 16 leaves, L.C.W. below shield) overdate variety exists|
|1861||7.40||2%||KM#749.2 (without obverse signature, 16 leaves, without reverse signature)|
|1861||0.4%||KM#749.2 (without obverse signature, 16 leaves, without reverse signature) Proof|
|1862||0.6%||KM#749.2 (date numerals small, from 1/2 Penny die)|
|1862||1.5%||KM#749.2 (L.C.WYON on shoulder without reverse signature)|
|1862||2.0%||KM#749.2 (without signature on obverse)|
|1863||1.1%||KM#749.3 (with small die number 2, 3, or 4 below date)|
|1863||0.4%||KM#749.3 (with small die number 5 below date)|
|1864||1.5%||KM#749.2 (crosslet 4 in date)|
|1864||3,441,000||1.20||0.36||4%||KM#749.2 (plain 4 in date)|
|1865||8,602,000||0.70||0.67||6.69||27.62||12%||KM#749.2 (overdate variety exists)|
|1872||1||0.3%||KM#749.2 (reverse upside down) Proof|
|1874||0.8%||KM#749.2 (16 leaves, small date)|
|1874 H||1.1%||KM#749.2 (16 leaves, large date)|
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