Victorian Antique Penny
There were many varieties of the penny; some had small differences and some far more apparent differences. Just three portraits of the Queen were used in the whole of her reign. The Young Head was used up until 1860, the Bun Head between 1860 and 1895 and finally the Old Head from 1895 to 1901.
The reverse of every Victoria penny showed Britannia seated on a rock but there were a number of variations. Between 1860 and 1895 Britannia is shown seated with a lighthouse to her left and a ship to her right. The bronze coinage of 1860 for the first time stated the value of the coin on the reverse.
- Copper or bronze.
from United States
September 4, 2019
It's a nice-looking reproduction of a coin from 1900, which I will probably keep in the original packaging, but the title is highly misleading! It says Authentic Antique Penny, but if you look at the back of the card, it was manufactured by Westair Reproductions Ltd. I will be more diligent in checking before buying in the future as I would have discovered it was a repro if I had only looked closely at the picture of the back of the card. I am disappointed.