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 and remained in use until the death of the Queen in 1901.

Obverse Description

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)

Reverse Description

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, 1898

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