Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1856

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Obverse A Reverse 1 - Note E on REG
Obverse A 5 is different from above Reverse 1 - Normal

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  • There are 3 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1856?

  • feb - |Crimean War| Hostilities are suspended.
    mar - |Crimean War| Peace Declared.
    apr 29 - |Texas | Backed by the US military, a shipment of 32 camels arrived at the port of Indianola. The resulting Texas Camel Experiment used the animals to transport supplies over the "Great American Desert."
    jul 09/10 - Nikola Tesla is born. [d.jan 07 1943]
    nov - James Buchanan defeats John C. Fremont in the U.S. presidential election
    Poitevan starts photolithography.
    Blotting paper replaces sand boxes.
    Machine folds newspapers, paper for books.
    Iran besieges the Afghanistan city of Herat, and the British (who control Afghanistan) declare war on Iran.
    Louis Pastuer discovers that fermentation is caused by microorganisms.
    Gregor Mendel starts his research on genetics.