Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1879

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Obverse 1 - 1.5 Colon after F:D Reverse 7 Wider Date, large spacing between 8 & 7
Obverse 2 Full colon after F:D: Reverse 2 Large 9
Obverse 2 Full colon after F:D: Reverse 1 Normal

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  • There are 10 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1879?

  • Chancellor Bismarck negotiates a military alliance between Germany and Austria-Hungary.
    Albert Einstein born.
    Benday process aids newspaper production of maps, drawings.
    Irish National Land League founded following initiative by Michael Davitt.
    Land War in Ireland. [u.1882]