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one penny coin
  • England, United Kingdom
  • one penny coin, 1872
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • metal
  • Object Diameter: 3 cm
    Object Diameter: 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0258.06

This is a round copper-colored coin.

Side one depicts the bust of a young woman, identified as Queen Victoria, in profile. The text around the perimeter reads: "VIC[toria D:G:] BRITT[:REG:F:D]."
"W.B." is stamped on the woman's head.

Side two depicts a woman seated (possibly Athena with a trident and shield) with her left arm raised. The text around the perimeter reads: "[ONE] PENNY 1872."
"W.B." is stamped on her seat.