Queen Victoria Veiled Head Farthing 1901

Farthing Details:

  • Diameter : 20mm Weight : 2.7 - 2.9g
  • Mintage - 8,016,459  
  • Value ranges from £1.00 - £55.00 depending on condition and type (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

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

  • 1901 farthings were chemically darkened, to avoid the being confused for half sovereigns, these were very similar in size. Some were done in the full lustre by error

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Obverse A - Normal Reverse 1 - Normal

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  • There is 1 known variety of this coin.

What Happened in 1901?

  • After reigning for almost 64 years, longer than any other British monarch, Queen Victoria dies at the age of 81. Her eldest son, Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales becomes King, reigning as King Edward VII until1910. His son, Prince George, Duke of York becomes Duke of Cornwall.
  • A showing of 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation
  • 78 miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • Hubert Cecil Booth patents an electric vacuum cleaner.
  • The Royal Navy's first submarine is launched at Barrow.
  • Scotland Yard creates a fingerprint archive.