Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1886

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  • There are 1 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1886?

  • There are 250,000 telephones in use around the world
    The Berne Convention provides the basis for development of international norms with regard to copyright [est. 1710 in UK] protection
    English Translation of Volume 1 is Das Kapital [orig.1867] by Karl Marx is published.
    Ludwig II of Bavaria is declared insane and dies.
    The Royal Niger Company is granted a charter to govern the British Oil Rivers Proctorate in southern Nigeria.
    A pharmacist creates Coca-Cola as a "headache tonic".
    Graphophone's wax cylinder and sapphire stylus improve sound.
    Mergenthaler constructs a linotype machine for setting type.
    Gottlieb Daimler puts a four-wheel, gasoline-powered automobile into production.