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Victoria 1891 Halfpenny, bun head type, Freeman dies 17+S, MS65RB
Victoria (1837-1901), bronze Halfpenny, 1891, 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 (Freeman 364, dies 17+S; S.3956). Small spots of tone on both sides, otherwise with near full lustre, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS65RB.
NGC Certification 5880648-006.
We note currently that a total of 87 examples of the 1891 Halfpenny have been slabbed and graded across both services. This coin ties for the finest graded at NGC with five others and is only beaten by five others at PCGS as 65RD or 66 level.
The Latin legend translates as "Victoria by the grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith."