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 facing left, ribbon in her hair; incuse on neck truncation the artist's initials W.W. (William Wyon); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1849

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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