Proof bronze coin; Denomination: Penny
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
The Veiled head obverse was introduced on the gold and silver issues to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1893. It was introduced on the bronze Denominations in 1895.
Crowned bust of the Queen facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet and pendant; around, VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock)
Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, ONE PENNY; in exergue, 1895. Low 'tide' variety.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.276 g (Weight)
[Book] Peck, C. W. 1970. English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum., Peck 1939 Pages
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3961A Pages