Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1865

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Obverse A Normal Reverse 5 Fat 8 and 5 over 2
 Obverse A Normal Reverse 2 Fat 8

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  • There are 6 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1865?

  • Russia captures Tashkent.
    British physicist James Clerk Maxwell comes up with a theory to unify partial theories on electricity and magnetism.
    Ku Klux Klan forms in Tennessee.
    Lewis Carroll  writes Alices Adventures in Wonderland.
    Between 1865 and 1890 the rates on freight trains dropped and services rose from 10 billion ton-miles to 72 billion.
    Henry Christopher Mance [b.1840-d.1926] of British Army Signal Corps, builds a heliograph, an optical sunlight-based signalling device.
    Arrest of editorial board of Irish People.
    James Stephens arrested; later escapes from jail.