Halfpenny 1859 (Pattern), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Halfpenny 1859 (Pattern), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinHalfpenny 1859 (Pattern)

The circulation copper half penny with Britannia on the reverse was struck for Queen Victoria between 1839 and 1859. It was discontinued in 1860 when it was replaced by a smaller bronze half penny. This pattern was part of a rejected series of experimental coins prepared in 1859.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1859 (Pattern) - obverse photo

At centre, a crown; around, the monarch's legend VICTORIA D: G: BRIT: REGINA F: D: (translated from Latin: Victoria, by the Grace of God, Queen of Britain, Defender of the Faith); below, a small rose. There is no date.

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA D: G: BRIT: REGINA F: D:
Reverse
United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1859 (Pattern) - reverse photo

At centre within a laurel wreath in two lines, the value and denomination: HALF PENNY.

Reverse Inscription HALF PENNY
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Additional information:

[Book] Peck, C. W. 1970. English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum.

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Halfpenny 1859 (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeHalfpenny (Pattern)
Issued1859
MonarchQueen Victoria
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
Total Mintageunknown
MaterialCuproNickel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size17.000 mm
Mass2.330 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-VVNM-OXJL
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Pattern Coin - Halfpenny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, circa 1859
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Pattern Coin - Halfpenny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, circa 1859
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