Copper coin; Denomination: Penny
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

Pence of this design were in use in Victoria during the Gold Rush period. They were replaced by smaller bronze pence in 1860. Victorian Trade Tokens were based on the penny of this size.

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria left, around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; incuse on neck truncation the artist's initials W.W. (William Wyon); below, 1858

Reverse Description

Britannia seated right holding trident and shield; around,

Edge Description


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