Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1867

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Obverse A Normal Reverse 2 - Lower 7
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Varieties

  • There are 4 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1867?

  • The first ship passes through the Suez Canal.
  • Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly."
  • The Strait Settlement of Singapore, formerly ruled from Calcutta, becomes a Crown Colony under the jurisdiction of the Colonial Office in London.
  • Queen's Park F.C., the oldest league team in Scotland, is founded.
  • The Sheffield Wednesday F.C. is founded at the Adelphi Hotel in Sheffield.
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi's troops march into Rome.
  • The so-called Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England for the murder of a policeman whilst attempting to rescue two Irish men from jail