Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1872

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Obverse 1 Normal Reverse 2 High Date, all datal figures clear of linear circle. Weakly Struck

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  • There are 6 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1872?

  • Rioting in Belfast following Catholic Lady Day march.
    |JAPAN| Introduction of universal military services.
    Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleyev publishes his periodic table.
    |JAPAN| Gas streetlights come to Tokyo.
    Duplex technology, which allowed the transmission of one telegraph message in each direction, patented by Joseph B. Stearns of Boston
    Western Union company implements a new secure system for telegraphic transfer of sums up to $6,000 in 15 designated major cities, and up $100 throughout the rest of USA. The system divides the country in 20 regions each with uniquely numbered, secure code books and passwords known only to regional supervisors
    Wood pulp will be the source of paper, thanks to Swedish sulfite process.