Engish Halfpenny

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Date:1861

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English bronze halfpenny, 'bun head' issue coinage, 1861

Diameter 24mm

The obverse features the 'bun head' bust of Queen Victoria facing left. The inscription reads 'VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:F:D', Latin, abbreviated meaning 'Victoria By the Grace of God Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith.' The reverse features Britannia seated facing right. She has a shield at her side and a trident in left hand. There is a lighthouse and a ship in the background. The date is below and the denomination above.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M995.1926.69 (66/16600)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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