Proof copper coin, Denomination: Penny
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

The circulation copper penny with Britannia on the reverse was struck for Queen Victoria between 1839 and 1859. It was discontinued in 1860 when it was replaced by a smaller bronze penny. This copper piece was struck in 1860, the last two figures of the date were altered on the die, the 60 is over 59. It was not intended for circulation.

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria facing left, ribbon in her hair; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1860, the last two numbers over 59

Reverse Description

Britannia seated facing right holding trident and resting her right hand on a shield; around, BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:; in exergue, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.

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