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Coin type: Penny (Britannia,1894 Pattern)
Description

An extremely rare pattern which was never released in circulation. It combines the "Veiled head" obverse with an early version of the "Fourth design" reverse - which, however, differs from the final version substantially.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofPenny (Pre-decimal) Sub-types
Face value1 (x Penny)
Year produced1894 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.4000
Obverse

Effigy known as the "Veiled head" or "Old head": crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing a veil over the back of the crown, pearl necklace and a pendant; on the left lapel of the mantle, exhibited full-face, is the ribbon and Star of the Garter, part of the outer edge of which is covered by the veil; around, the legend VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP · (Victoria, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India); in the field below the bust in small letters, the artist's initials, T.B. (for Thomas Brock).

Obverse inscriptionVICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Reverse

Figure of Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; a sailing ship (not present in the finally adopted version, and different from the earlier version) sailing to the right; around, the denomination ONE PENNY; in exergue, the date 1894.

Reverse inscriptionONE PENNY 1894
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Penny (Britannia,1894 Pattern): Photos

Great Britain 1894 penny KM-790
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Great Britain 1894 penny KM-790
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List of 1 coins of type: Penny (Britannia,1894 Pattern) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Penny 1894 (Veiled Head, Pattern) unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
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