Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1840

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Obverse space between 4 & 0 Reverse 2 - Stop after DEF. 1 serif on Brittaniar
Obverse D - closer date A/A in GRATIA (see below) Reverse 1 - Colon After DEF: 1 serif to B in BRITTANIAR

A over A in Gratia

Obverse E - Unbarred A in GRATIA Reverse 4 - 2 Serifs to BRITANNIAR Colon After DEF:

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  • There are 8 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1840?

  • jan 22 - Official founding date of Wellington, New Zealand.
    feb 06 - Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, founding document of New Zealand
    feb 11 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Fille du Regiment" premieres in Paris.
    sum - English and French male delegates refuse to seat women abolitionist delegates Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Antislavery Convention in London. Despite bitter protest by male U.S. delegates, female abolitionists are prevented from addressing the Convention. This incident humiliates women delegates and convinces them that their position is no better than that of slaves.
    aug 11 - The Battle of Plum Creek, near present-day Lockhart, ended the boldest and most penetrating Comanche challenge to the Texas Republic.
    William Henry Harrison defeats Martin Van Buren in the U.S. presidential election
    Negotiations in San Antonio between the Texas government and Comanche leaders erupt into violence resulting in over 40 deaths when the Texans attempt to take the Comanche into custody.
    First postage stamps are sold.
    Opium War begins.
    Jerusalem again under Turkish rule.
    The Hawaiian kingdom is recognized as an independant country by Europe and the USA.
    William H. Talbot invents negative-to-positive process for creation of multiple photochemical pictures on paper