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Victoria 1868 cupro-nickel pattern Halfpenny

Victoria (1837-1901),cupro-nickel Proof Halfpenny, 1868, laureate "bun style" bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:,rev.Britannia seated right with trident and shield, denomination in words surrounding, date in exergue, weight 5.51g (Peck 1794; Fr.304, dies 7+G; cf. S.3956).Toned, good extremely fine, practically as struck, rare.

The Latin legend translates as "Victoria by the grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith."

Provenance:
Ex Oriental Collector, Spink Coin Auction 50, 7th March 1986, lot 843.
Ex Dr Basil Nicholson Collection, online auction Colin Cooke Ltd, 2003, lot 399.

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