Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1859

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Obverse A - Normal Reverse 2 - Detached Shamrock

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  • There are 2 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1859?

  • feb 14 - Oregon becomes the 33th state of the United States
    jun 24 - Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns) Sardinia and Napoleon III of France defeat Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary in northern Italy
    jul 11 - A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published
    sep 17 - Joshua A. Norton proclaims himself "Emperor of These United States"
    Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species
    John Stuart Mill  publishes On Liberty
    Camera gets a wide-angled lens.
    French designer Brutus de Villeroi builds a 33-foot-long treasure- hunting submarine for Philadelphia financier Stephen Girard.
    Karl_XV succeeds Oskar I as Swedish King
    The Sinaiticus codex was found by Dr. Tischendorf on his third visit to the monastery of Santa Katerina, on Mount Sinai
    Bernhard Riemann formulates the Riemann hypothesis one of most important open problems of contemporary mathematics
    Solar flares first observed on the Sun by English astronomer Richard Carrington.