Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1848

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  • There are 4 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1848?

  • feb 23 - John Quincy Adams dies in the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
    mar 10 - Mexican-American War ends, expanding U.S. slave territory into Texas.
    jul 19,20 - Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton call first Woman's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the "social, civil and religious rights of women."
    nov - Zachary Taylor defeats Lewis Cass in the U.S. presidential election
    Forerunner of the Associated Press is founded in New York.
    William Kelvin proposes an absolute scale of temperature.
    Khaki is first used as a milatary color in India.
    Johannes Rebmann and Ludwig Krapf (Germany) are the first Europeans to discover Kilimanjaro
    Revolutions in France, Austrian Empire, Italy, and Germany
    Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto.
    Gold is discovered in California.
    At the urgings of the Eiderdanes, King Frederik of Denmark declares that Scleswig would be a full part of Denmark, having the same constition. The Germans in the area rebel setting up a provisional government for Schleswig-Holstein.
    2,000 miles of telegraph lines in USA, established by the Magnetic Telegraph Co.
    The first marriage is performed via telegraph, for a bride in Boston and groom in New York. The transaction, like other business contracts conducted through the wire, is legally binding.