Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1850

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Obverse B - 5 over 7 (see below) Reverse 1 - Normal
1850 Farthing 5 over 7?
Obverse A - Normal Reverse 1 - Normal

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  • There are 5 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1850?

  • aug 28 - Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin premieres
    sep - Millard Fillmore signs the five seperate bills making up the Compromise of 1850.
    nov 25 - In a plan to settle boundary disputes and pay her public debt, Texas relinquished about one-third of her territory in the Compromise of 1850, in exchange for $10,000,000 from the U.S.
    dec 16 - The first four ships arrived at Lyttleton to settle Christchurch, New Zealand.
    Chinese peasants demand land in Taiping Rebellion.
    Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is written.
    Jeans are invented by Levi Strauss, a German who emigrated to America during the gold rush.
    Toronto streets get gas streetlights.
    The paper bag arrives.
    |STATUS|USA ?| One million tons of cotton per year is exported
    The German port of Kiel was under blockade by the Danish Navy, and Prussian army corporal Wilhelm Bauer persuaded a shipbuilder to construct his design for a blockade-breaking submarine which he called "Brandtaucher," (Incendiary Diver).
    The United States Republican Party is founded