Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1873

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Obverse 1 Normal Reverse 1 Normal, This coin was slabbed by NNC as AU50
Obverse 1 Normal Reverse 2 - 3 touching linear line
Obverse 1 Normal Reverse 4 - Larger gap between 7 & 3

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  • There are 6 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1873?

  • Reform Judaism establishes Union of American Hebrew Congregations
    Russia captures Khiva.
    P.E.I joins the Canadian Confederation.
    Alexander Mackenzie is elected Prime Minister of Canada.
    Color photos are first developed.
    U.S. postcard debuts; costs one penny.
    Illustrated daily newspaper appears in New York.
    Maxwell publishes theory of radio waves.
    Remington and Co. buys Christopher Shole's prototype typewriter and puts it on the market
    Typewriters get the QWERTY keyboard.
    Lord Kelvin calculates the tides with a machine.
    |Ireland| May uses selenium to send a signal through the Atlantic cable.
    Edgar Degas paints "The Cotton Exchange at New Orleans" while visiting Louisiana.