Victoria (1837-1901), Bronze Penny, 1874, young laureate bust left, 6 berries, only top of the rose on neckline showing, space between neck ties, 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 70: Dies 7 & G; BMC.1692).
Chocolate brown toning with an underlying mint bloom and brilliance in the recesses. Clear fields both sides, with minimal surface markings, few light nicks, what appear to be some horizontal die flaws protruding from the throat region. Reverse, some weakness, few nicks, the normal softness in shield known for the reverse die. Good extremely fine.