Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1842

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Obverse A - Swan Neck 2 Reverse 1 - Normal

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  • There are 2 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1842?

  • mar 05 - A Mexican force of over 500 men under Rafael Vasquez invaded Texas for the first time since the revolution. They briefly occupied San Antonio, but soon headed back to the Rio Grande.
    sep 11 - San Antonio is briefly occupied by Mexican troops and several local men are taken prisoner. Forces from San Antonio and Gonzales engage the invading army at the Battle of Salado.
    fal - Sam Houston authorized Alexander Somervell to lead a retaliatory raid into Mexico. The resulting Somervell Expedition dissolved, however, after briefly taking the border towns of Laredo and Guerreo.
    Illustrated London News appears.
    Another use for paper: the Christmas card.
    Opium war ended by Treaty of Nanking.
    Webster Ashburton Treaty is passed between Britain and the US, to settle disputes over the Canadian border.
    Massacre of Elphinstone's British army on the road from Kabul to Jallalabad, Afghanistan, by Mohammed Akbar, son of Dost Mohammed.