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 'bun head' UK penny was minted
in 1860, and the last in 1894.
The Queen Victoria era 'bun head' UK penny
obverse features the laureate bust of Queen
Victoria facing left, hair in a bun.
The reverse shows the helmed Britannia seated
facing right, holding a trident, hand resting on a
shield, with the date below, and 'ONE' in the left
field, 'PENNY' to the right. In the background is
a lighthouse to the left, and ship to the right.
What is a Queen Victoria penny from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for Queen Victoria penny coins from the UK.
This page covers the 'bun head' period from 1860 to 1894. (page 1 of 3)
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p1 1860 to 1869
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