Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1841

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Obverse A - Normal Reverse 1 - Colon after DEF

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  • There are 3 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1841?

  • Change of President of the United States from Martin Van Buren to William Henry Harrison [mar 04] and then to John Tyler when Harrison dies of pneumonia [apr 04] .
    jun - The Texan Santa Fe Expedition set out for New Mexico. Near Sante Fe, they were intercepted by Mexican forces and marched 2000 miles to prison in Mexico City.
    Petzval of Austria builds an f/3.6 lens.
    The advertising agency is born.
    Population of Ireland 8 million
    The first type-composing machine goes into use in London.
    |ENGLAND| Kew Gardens [aka Royal Botanical Gardens] becomes a government institution.
    The first paperbacks published by Tauchnitz Verlag Germany
    There are over 1,300 miles of rail in Britain