Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1869

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  • There is 1 known variety of this coin.

What Happened in 1869?

  • Basutoland becomes a British protectorate.
  • The British Parliament ends transportation to Australia as punishment for criminals.
  • Mahbub Ali Pasha begins a 42-year reign as the Nizam of Hyderabad.
  • James Gordon Bennett, Jr. of the New York Herald asks Henry Morton Stanley to find Dr. Livingstone.
  • The Meiji Emperor of Japan accepts the surrender of the four most powerful clans--(Chōshū, Tosa, Hizen, and Satsuma)--and reappoints the clan chiefs as Provincial Governors on reduced revenues.
  • Abdur Rahman Khan is exiled from Afghanistan.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale is founded.
  • The co-operative Central Board (later Co-operatives UK) is founded in Manchester.
  • The Glasgow University Rugby Football Club (GURFC) is founded.
  • The opposition, consisting of republicans, monarchists and liberals, polls almost 45% of the vote in France.