Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1883

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  • There are 2 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1883?

  • The suburb of Ingleburn, in Sydney, Australia is established.
  • During construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883, blasting and excavation reveal high concentrations of nickel-copper ore at Murray Mine on the edge of the Sudbury Basin located near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
  • General Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (a British consul) starts to rule Egypt.
  • Otto von Bismarck pushes through the Reichstag the first social security law.
  • A depression starts in Seattle, United States.
  • The British Parliament considers a major bill to allow Indian judges to try Europeans in India. The British community rises in protest and defeats the measure.
  • Mexican government passes a law allowing real estate companies (controlled by general Porfirio Díaz's political cronies) to survey public and "vacant" lands and to retain 1/3 of the land they survey.
  • Founding of:
    • Houghton College
    • Wagner College
    • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
    • Footscray Football Club (now the Western Bulldogs).
    • Raith Rovers Football Club
    • The Black Arabs F.C (now Bristol Rovers)
    • Dunstable Town F.C.