Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1864

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Obverse B 1.5 Colon after F:D Reverse 2 Normal Serif 4 on date

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  • There are 4 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1864?

  • Postal money orders sold in U.S; $1.3 million in 6 months.
    The railroad train hooks on a mail car.
    Wireless electromagnetic waves are transmitted 14 miles. 
  • Wilhelm Bauer proposes submarines be powered by a not yet practical internal combustion engine.
    Ignored by his native Germany, Bauer later becomes a hero of the Nazi era
  • Russian law establishes local legislatures.
    Louis Pasteur proves that abiogenesis doesn't work.
    Prussia and Austria join forces to capture Holstein and Schleswig from the Danish.
    Workers in "railway post office" sort mail on trains.