What is a Queen Victoria penny from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for Victorian penny coins from the UK, Great Britain,
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, dependancies, and British colonies from 1837 to 1901.
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1837 to 1901
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Victoria became Queen in 1837 after the death of her
uncle (William IV), who had no legitimate heirs.
Victoria was the longest reigning British monarch at
nearly 64 years, until topped by Elizabeth II in 2015.
Victoria married Albert in 1840. The pair had 9 children,
who went on to marry in to royalty across Europe.
Victoria entered a protracted period of mourning
following Albert's death in 1861, lasting many years.
The Victorian era was one of dramatic change and
development in industry, science, culture, and politics.
1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling = 1/240 of a pound
The first Victorian era UK penny was minted
in 1839, and the last in 1901.
The Queen Victoria era United Kingdom penny
obverse features Queen Victoria facing left.
Earlier years show the 'young head', middle
years the 'bun head', and later years the
'old veiled head'.
The reverse shows the helmed Britannia
seated facing right, holding a trident, hand
resting on a shield.
In 1860 the date moves from obverse to
reverse, and the composition changes from
copper to bronze. Further detail
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