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1 Penny - Victoria 3rd portrait

1 Penny - Victoria (3rd portrait) -  obverse 1 Penny - Victoria (3rd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1895-1901
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling (1/240 LSD)
Metal Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-31-1971
References KM# 790, Sp# 3961
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Older crowned and veiled portrait ('Old Head') of Queen Victoria facing left, legend around.

Lettering:
VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP·
T.B.

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith Empress of India

Engraver: Thomas Brock

Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA was an English sculptor, whose works include the monument to Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.

Reverse

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.

Lettering:
ONE PENNY
1898

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 48 to the pound avoirdupois (1/3 ounce or 145.8 grains).

Reverse die varieties:

Sp#3961 Normal tide Horizon is level with folds in robe and 'P' 1mm from trident;
Sp#3961A Low tide (1895) Horizon is level with hem line of robe and 'P' 2mm from trident;
Sp#3961B High tide (1897) Higher tide level above two folds of robe;

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1895  5,395,800 Sp#3961; normal tide
1895  Sp#3961; normal tide Proof
1895  1.63 Sp#3961A; low tide
1895  Sp#3961A; low tide, Proof
1896  24,147,100 0.12 0.96 1.04 3.55
1896  Proof
1897  20,756,600 0.75 1.12 0.66 3.90 Sp#3961; normal tide
1897  Sp#3961; normal tide, Proof
1897  Sp#3961B; high tide
1898  14,296,800 0.34 1.23 1.97 2.01
1899  26,441,000 0.19 0.82 1.05 1.12 19.98
1900  31,778,100 0.85 1.68 2.80 1.57
1901  22,205,500 0.46 0.81 1.16 1.86 15.64
1901  Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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