Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1860

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Obverse A Beaded Border
Reverse 1 Beaded Border 3 rocks to left of lighthouse
Obverse D - 5 berries, Toothed Border, 1.5 Stops After F:D Die Flaw on R of REG & A of Victoria
Reverse 2 - 1 Rock to left of lighthouse
Obverse D - 5 Berries, Tothed Border, 1.5 stops after F:D Die flaw on I in Victoria
Reverse 2 - 1 Rock to left of lighthouse
Obverse D - 4 berries, Toothed Border, Stop After F:D.
Reverse 2 - 1 rock left of lighthouse
Obverse D - 5 berries, Toothed Border, 1.5 Stops After F:D
Reverse 2 - 1 Rock to left of lighthouse

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Varieties

  • There are 7 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1860?

  • mar 06 - Spencer Repeating Rifle patented - 7 shots
    apr 03 - First run of the Pony Express. St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California are linked by the Pony Express. Four hundred horses, used on a 10 day (12-16 day in winter), 3210 kilometer route. Each rider had to cover sixty miles (100 km) in six hours, using six different ponies.
    jul 20 - |US Civil War| South Carolina secedes from Union
    oct 16-18 - John Browns raid of Harper's Ferry
    oct 16 - Henry Repeating Rifle patented - 15 shots
    oct 24 - The Pony Express rider service was closed down due to the completion of the transcontinental telegraph line between California and Missouri
    nov 06 - States call conventions - secession talks
    nov 06 - Lincoln defeats John C. Breckinridge in the U.S. presidential election - 33 states in Union
    dec 03 - Lame Duck president Buchanan warns against secession but says its legal
    dec 26 - |US Civil War| Union forces move into Fort Sumter to protect against secessionists.
    dec 14 - Southern Manifesto issued - Further efforts for conciliation fruitless
    dec 20 - South Carolina secedes
    Four million people are slaves
    Sholes builds a functional typewriter.
    Florence Nightingale established a nursing school at St. Thomas's Hospital, London.
    Victor Emmanuel, king of Sardinia seizes the whole of the Papal States besides Rome and unites Italy
    Robert Wilhelm Bunsen discovers Cesium and Rubidium.
    The first internal combustion engine was built by Ettienne Lenoir. It ran on illuminating gas and was different from the modern engine.