Victoria 1858 Penny

Victoria 1858 Penny

Victoria (1837-1901), copper Penny, 1858 OT, variety listed as 8 over 3, young filleted head left, larger date below, W.W. incuse on truncation, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA rev. Britannia seated right with ornamental trident and shield, emblems in exergue, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF : colon further from DEF (Peck 1515; S.3948). Toned a little unevenly, some lustre with blemishes, otherwise good extremely fine and rare.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "Victoria, by the grace of God," and on the reverse "Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."


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