Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1875H

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Obverse B The E of REG is broken, so it appears as RFG Reverse 2 Higher 5 in date

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  • There are 23 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1875?

  • mar 01 - Congress approves the Civil Rights Act guaranteeing equal rights to black Americans in public accommodations and jury duty. The act will be invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.
    mar 03 - Blanche Kelso Bruce (Rep) of Mississippi took his seat in the United States Senate. He would become the first African-American to serve a full six-year term. Not until 1969 did another black American begin a Senate term.
    jul 10 - |N. CAROLINA| Mary McLeod Bethune born in Mayesville
    sep 04 to 06 - |MISSISSIPPI| Over 20 black Americans were killed in a massacre in Clinton.
    dec 19 - |VIRGINIA| Carter Godwin Woodson born in New Canton.
    x - |Ireland| Charles Stewart Parnell elected as Member of Parliament for County Meath.
    x - George F. Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan, invents an electric powered device to drill teeth.
    x - |USA| Carey designs a selenium mosaic to transmit a picture.
    x - Edison invents the mimeograph.