Queen Victoria Veiled Head Farthing 1896

Farthing Details:

  • Diameter : 20mm Weight : 2.7 - 2.9g
  • Mintage - 3,668,610  
  • Value ranges from £1.00 - £35.00 depending on condition and type (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

    1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1898 | 1899 | 1900 | 1901


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Obverse A Reverse 1

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  • There is 1 known variety of this coin.

What Happened in 1896?

  • The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
  • The opera La bohème premieres in Turin, Italy
  • 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games, are held.
  • Cricket: Against Warwickshire, Yorkshire sets a still-standing County Championship record when they accumulate an innings total of 887.
  • Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
  • The Glasgow Subway, the third-oldest underground metro system in the world, opened.
  • Pleasure Beach Blackpool, a popular English theme park (Britain's Biggest Tourist Attraction), is founded by Alderman William George Bean.