Bronze coin; Denomination: Penny
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
In 1860 this smaller bronze coin replaced the old copper piece
Bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing bodice and a mantle decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock; in her hair a wreath of leaves and berries tied at back with ribbon, her hair drawn to a plaited bun behind, she wears a circular broach; around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:. On bust truncation the tops of the letters of the artists name. L.C. WYON.
Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and breastplate with flowing dress; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; at right a ship sailing away; at left, a lighthouse; the artist's initials incuse below shield, L.C.W. (Leonard Charles Wyon); around, ONE PENNY; in exergue, 1860.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.114 g (Weight)
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