Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1876H

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Obverse B The E of REG is broken, so it appears as RFG Reverse 1 Normal

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  • There are 5 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1876?

  • feb 14 - |USA| The patent for telephone or "speaking telegraph" is filed by Alexander Graham Bell; Patent awarded mar 03
    may 10 - |USA| Philidelphia Centenial Exposition, called "Mighty Cosmos" the first major international exposition in Fairmount Park. - More than 8,000,000 visitors saw exhibits including Bell's telephone, the Westinghouse air brake, Edison's duplex telegraph, the typewriter, and sewing machine.
    jun - The telephone is an instant success. By the end of June there are 230 telephones installed. aug: 750, sep there are 1,300 phones in use.
    Custer's last stand.
    Mark Twain publishes The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    British Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India.
    A decree abolishes the samurai class of professional warriors.
    A fifth of grain shipments are done by rail.
    Edison moves to Menlo Park, New Jersey, and establishes his laboratory.
    sum - |S. CAROLINA| Race riots and terrorism directed at blacks occur. President Grant sends federal troops to restore order.
    The presidential election of 1876, Samuel Tilden (Dem) vs. Rutherford B. Hayes (Rep), the outcome in the Electoral College appeared too close to be conclusive.
    Edgar Degas paints "Prima Ballerina"
    Nikolous Otto patented the four-stroke gasoline engine.