Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1857

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  • There are 3 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1857?

  • |India| Hindu and Muslim soldiers revolt against British in the Sepoy Rebellion
    Iran and Great Britain sign a peace treaty.
    Petroleum is discovered in Pennslvania. After this paraffin oil begins to replace the use of sperm-whale oil.
    King Emmanuel of Sardinia and Prince Napoleon of France order the beginning of a jointly funded tunnel under Mont Cenis.
    A machine to set type is demonstrated.
    |France| Scott's phonautograph is a forerunner of Edison's phonograph.
    U.S. Supreme Court disenfranchises blacks in territories.
    The Mormons abandon Las Vegas
    Founding of Hollywood
    Restoration of the Mexican Republic.
    James Buchanan succeeds Franklin Pierce as President of the United States of America
    Discovery of La Tene culture artefacts in Switzerland by Hansli Kopp.