Victoria (1837-1901), Bronze Penny, 1866, young laureate bust left, toothed border and inner linear circle both sides, legend surrounds VICTORIA DG BRITT REG FD. Rev, Britannia seated right, holding trident, bell shaped lighthouse to left, ship in sail sea in front, reads ONE PENNY around, date in exergue (S.3954; Freeman 52: Dies 6 & G; BMC.1670).
Lightly toned with lustre in the recesses, few nicks in portrait, excellent detail in hair and high points, a scuff patch to the left of Queen some wear to the bottom right shoulder, few die flaws. Reverse, minimal markings, few die breaks, central and lower area of the shield weakly struck, well known for die G [see, page 32 ‘The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain’ M. J. Freeman]. Near uncirculated for issue.