Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1862

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Obverse B - Full colon After F:D: Reverse 1 - Normal
 Obverse B - Full colon After F:D: Reverse 7 - Higher 2

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  • There are 10 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1862?

  • Victor Hugo publishes "Les Miserables".
    Henry David Thoreau dies.
    Port Royal Experiment of returning land to freed black slaves begins
    Bismarck is transfered to Paris to serve as an ambassador there.
    Thomas Edison begins work as a telegraph operator in Port Huron.
  • Bismarck is called in for advice and made minister of foreign affairs for Prussia.
    Caselli sends a drawing over a wire.
    Mexican army defeats the French army in the Battle of Puebla.
    Richard Jordan Gatling patents the Gatling gun.