Victoria Halfpenny "Young Head"
1838-1860
Courtesy of Tom Harrington
VICTORIA HALFPENNY
1838-1901
Designed by William Wyon. The bronze "bun head" issue was designed by
Leonard Wyon and the "old head" issue by Thomas Brock and engraved by
George William de Saulles.

The "Young head" obverse features the portrait of Queen Victoria with a date
below. The reverse features a seated Britannia with the words BRITANNIAR:
REG: FID: DEF:.

The "Bun head" obverse features the portrait of Queen Victoria. While the
reverse contains the words "HALFPENNY" above a seated picture of Britannia
with a lighthouse to her left, a ship at sea to her right and date below.

The "Old head" obverse features
the portrait of queen Victoria. While the
reverse contains the words "HALFPENNY" above a seated picture of Britannia
with ship at sea to her left, sea line to her right and date below.

During 1874-6 & 1881-2 some bronze Halfpenny's were struck by Ralph Heaton
& Sons (Birmingham) and they have a small H mint mark just below the centre
of the date.
Victoria Halfpenny "Bun Head"
1860-1894
Victoria Halfpenny "Old Head"
1895-1901
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Courtesy of Tom Harrington
1838-60, Copper, 18.8 grams, 34mm Diameter.
1860-1901 Bronze, 9.4 grams, 31mm Diameter.
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GEORGE I
ANNE
WILLIAM III
WILLIAM & MARY
VICTORIA
EDWARD VII
ERROR COINS
GEORGE V
GEORGE VI
WILLIAM IV
EDWARD VIII
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CROMWELL
JAMES II
CHARLES II
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