United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1859 (Pattern) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1859 (Pattern)
CoinTwopence 1859 (Pattern)

The circulation copper 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 penny. This pattern was part of a rejected series of experimental coins prepared in 1859.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Twopence 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).

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

At centre within an octagonal compartment the numeral 2; above, PENCE; below, the date 1859.

Reverse Inscription 2 PENCE 1859
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Additional information:

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

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Twopence 1859 (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeTwopence (Pattern)
Issued1859
MonarchQueen Victoria
Face Value2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo
Mintageunknown
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)21
Mass (g)5.6420
Twopence 1859 (Pattern): Photos
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Pattern Coin - Twopence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1859
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Pattern Coin - Twopence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1859
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