|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling (1/240)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1158-1970)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
|Demonetized||31 August 1971|
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.Sp# 3961
And 4 more volumes.
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Older diademed and veiled portrait ('Old Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around, designer's initials below bust.
Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith Empress of India (Victoria Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regina Fidei Defensatrix Indiae Imperatrix)
Seated figure of Britannia right, with trident in left hand and shield bearing the Union flag in right, sea behind, denomination above and date in exergue.
Note: varieties exist (see below)
The standard weight of these pieces was 48 to the pound avoirdupois (1/3 ounce or 145.8 grains).
Dies for the final Victoria veiled head issue were engraved by George William de Saulles. The obverse design was copied from a model by Thomas Brock and the reverse was a modified version of the Leonard Charles Wyon design, with the rock and lighthouse removed.
Obverse die varieties:
Die 1a (1895-1901) T.B. under bust.
Die 1b (1896-97) T B. under bust (no dot after T), T is lower and smaller.
Reverse die varieties:
Sp#3961 (1895-1901) Normal tide Horizon is level with folds in robe and 'P' 1mm from trident;
Sp#3961A (1895) Low tide Horizon is level with hem line of robe and 'P' 2mm from trident;
Sp#3961B (1897) High tide Higher tide level above two folds of robe.
Die A (1895) P of PENNY is 2mm from the corner of the trident.
Die Ba (1897) 10.5 teeth from the 1 to the bottom tip of the 7 in date. 7 skewed counterclockwise: bottom to tooth, top line at left lower than at right.
Die Bb (1897) 10.5 teeth from the 1 to the bottom tip of the 7 in date. 7 far from 9.
Die Bc (1897) 9.5 teeth from the 1 to the bottom tip of the 7 in date. 7 very close to 9.
Die Bd (1897) 10 teeth from the 1 to the bottom tip of the 7 in date. 7 close to 9.
Die C - as B, but sea level on the right is slightly higher, there is no gap between shield and teeth border.
© Alexandr Prokofyev
© Alexandr Prokofyev
|1895||5 395 800||$ 0.26||$ 0.65||$ 1.25||$ 3.37||7%||Sp#3961; normal tide|
|1895||0.15%||Sp#3961; normal tide, Proof|
|1895||$ 0.44||$ 0.95||$ 1.13||$ 4.17||8%||Sp#3961A; low tide|
|1895||0.2%||Sp#3961A; low tide, Proof|
|1896||24 147 100||$ 0.38||$ 0.97||$ 1.05||$ 3.39||$ 4.52||36%|
|1897||0.08%||Dot after O of ONE|
|1897||20 756 600||$ 0.49||$ 0.94||$ 0.91||$ 3.92||$ 28||$ 38||31%||Sp#3961; normal tide|
|1897||0.4%||Sp#3961; normal tide, Proof|
|1897||1.3%||Sp#3961B; high tide|
|1898||14 296 800||$ 0.62||$ 0.99||$ 1.69||$ 1.61||27%|
|1899||26 441 000||$ 0.28||$ 0.71||$ 1.13||$ 2.04||$ 16||40%|
|1900||31 778 100||$ 0.80||$ 0.79||$ 1.28||$ 2.26||$ 5.65||45%|
|1901||22 205 500||$ 0.47||$ 0.81||$ 1.13||$ 1.56||$ 6.44||$ 13||$ 26||37%|
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