Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1839

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Obverse B - Wide Date 2 Prong Trident - FID. DEF 1 serif on B in Brittaniar
Obverse A - Normal 3 Prong Trident - FID: DEF: 1 serif on B in Brittaniar
 Obverse A - Normal - I in Gratia I /G?? or maybe just damaged! Reverse 4 - 1 serif on B in Brittaniar 3 Prong Trident - FID: DEF: 

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  • There are 5 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1839?

  • aug 19 - Louis J.M. Daguerre's invention of one-of-a-kind photochemical pictures on a metal plate (daguerreotype) is bought by the French government and made public
    nov - The Texas Congress first met in Austin, the frontier site selected for the capital of the Republic.
    Herschel invents hypo fixative.
    RUSSIA| Jacobi invents electrotyping, the duplicating of printing plates.
    Electricity runs a printing press.
    Fox Talbot in England prints photographs from negatives.
    The first bicycle is invented.
    Ozone is discovered by Christian Schwann.
    The Diet in Hungary passes legislation to make Magyar the official language of Hungary, and to free the peasants' holdings from feudal obligations.