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Information about effigy: Queen Victoria / Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Laureate head)

PersonQueen Victoria
Year1858
Description

The design of Leonard C. Wyon of the Royal Mint portrays a young Queen Victoria wearing a laurel wreath. In actual fact the Queen was decidedly older and pudgier in the 1850s, so it is considered that the image on the coins of this year portrayed the idealized image of the Queen.