Victoria (1837-1901), Bronze Penny, 1879, 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 97: Dies 9 & J; BMC.1715).
Red Brown tone, hints of deep purples in the outer fields, underlying mint brilliance with traces of original lustre. Minimal surface markings, some toning spots on reverse. Uncirculated, much eye appeal.