Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1855

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Obverse A - WW Incuse Reverse2 - Broken Shamrock, No Serif on B

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  • There are 6 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1855?

  • mar 03 - |Russia| Alexander II becomes tsar. [u.1881] [re.List of Tsars]
    jun 07 - |Crimean War| The outer defences of Sebastopol are assaulted
    jun 18 - |Crimean War| The assaults on the Malakoff and the Redan fail
    jun 28 - Lord Raglan dies.
    aug 16 - |Crimean War| The Russian army under Prince Gortchakoff attempted to break through the Allied lines at the Traktir Bridge
    sep 08 - |Crimean War| The Russians evacuated Sebastopol, having made a spirited defence which had kept the best troops in the world at bay for over eleven months.
    nov - David Livingstone discovers the Victoria Falls
    Printing telegraph invented in the U.S.
    Prepayment of letters made compulsory.
    Registered letters enter service.
    James Maxwell unifies electricity and magnetism into a single theory, classical electromagnetism, thereby showing that light is an electromagnetic wave.