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: Currency, Victoria (Copper): (1838-1849)
O  Head of Victoria left, truncated below the neck. Hair is bound with a double fillet and gathered up behind in a knot with a loose curl below and another wisp of hair descending below that. Date below. Initials W.W. (William Wyon) appear raised on the neck truncation. More distance between portrait and legend, especially noticeable comparing the hair-knot at GR. Toothed border and narrow raised rim.
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA date
R  Britannia seated to right on rock wearing long, flowing robes and scale armor across her breast. She wears a Corinthian helmet with the plume reaching nearly to her shoulder. Her right leg is forward and her left is pulled back. Her right hand rests on an oval shield at her side bearing the combined crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). The line running down the arms of the saltire is raised. Her left hand is extended and raised, clasping a trident ornamented with a balls on short stems on either side of the shaft below the prongs. Below, in the exergue, is a rose with three leaves, to the right a thistle with two leaves, to the left a shamrock, their stems crossing below the rose. The legend is broken by the helmet and trident. Toothed border and narrow raised rim.
BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:
Approximate value in the condition shown (VF) $20.00
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