Great Britain: Victoria – 1837 AD – 1901 AD – 1 Penny 1901 AD KM # 790

Great Britain: Victoria - 1837 AD - 1901 AD - 1 Penny 1901 AD KM # 790 (obv.)

Great Britain: Victoria – 1837 AD – 1901 AD – 1 Penny 1901 AD KM # 790 (obv.)

Great Britain: Victoria - 1837 AD - 1901 AD - 1 Penny 1901 AD KM # 790 (rev.)

Great Britain: Victoria – 1837 AD – 1901 AD – 1 Penny 1901 AD KM # 790 (rev.)

Great Britain: A Brief History

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, located off the northwest coast of the European continent, has an area of 94,227sq. mi. (244,820 sq. km.). Capital: London. The economy is based on industrial activity and trading. Machinery, motor vehicles, chemicals, and textile yarns and fabrics are exported.

After the departure of the Romans, who brought Britain into a more active relationship with Europe, it fell prey to invaders from Scandinavia and the Low Countries who drove the original Britons into Scotland and Wales, and established a profusion of kingdoms that finally united in the 11th century under the Danish King Canute. Norman rule, following the conquest of 1066, stimulated the devel-opment of those institutions, which have since distinguished British life. Henry VIII (1509-47) turned Britain from continental adven-turing and faced it to the sea – a decision that made Britain a world power from the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Strengthened by the Industrial Revolution and the defeat of Napoleon, 19th century Britain turned to the remote parts of the world and established a colonial empire of such extent and prosperity that the world has never seen its like. World Wars I and II sealed the fate of the Empire and relegated Britain to a lesser role in world affairs by draining her resources and inaugurating a worldwide movement toward national self-determination in her former colonies. [1] SCWC 1801-1900

Rulers

George III, 1760-1820
George IV, 1820-1830
William IV, 1830-1837
Victoria, 1837-1901

Mint Marks (Commencing 1874)

H – Heaton
KN – King’s Norton

Monetary System (Until 1970)

4 Farthings = 1 Penny
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound (Sovereign)
21 Shillings = 1 Guinea

Frequently accepted speech colloquialisms:

“Ha’penny” (say: Hayp-ni) = 1/2 Penny
“Tanner” = 6 Pence
“Bob” = 1 Shilling
“Half a Crown” (Half a Dollar) = 2 Shillings 6 Pence
“Dollar” = 5 Shillings
“Half a Quid” = 10 Shillings
“Half a Guinea” = 10 Shillings 6 Pence
“Quid” = 1 Pound
“Tenner” = 10 Pounds
“Pony” = 20 Pounds

Queen Alexandrina Victoria (Empress of India)

Reign: 1837 – 1901 AD

Description:

The coin pictured above is a is a 1 Penny from the era of Queen Victoria the  monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland & the Empress of India.

Obverse:  Victoria veiled bust left [center], Latin: “VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP” [around]. Translation: “Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India.”

Reverse: Britannia (ancient term for Great Britain, female personification of the Island) seated right holding shield and trident [center], Denomination [around], Date [below]

Mint: 

Date: 1901

Mintage: 22,206,000

 

 

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Great Britain: Victoria – 1837 AD – 1901 AD – 1 Penny 1897 AD KM # 790

Great Britain: Victoria - 1837 AD - 1901 AD - 1 Penny 1897 AD KM # 790 (obv.)

Great Britain: Victoria – 1837 AD – 1901 AD – 1 Penny 1897 AD KM # 790 (obv.)

Great Britain: Victoria - 1837 AD - 1901 AD - 1 Penny 1897 AD KM # 790 (rev.)

Great Britain: Victoria – 1837 AD – 1901 AD – 1 Penny 1897 AD KM # 790 (rev.)

Great Britain: A Brief History

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, located off the northwest coast of the European continent, has an area of 94,227sq. mi. (244,820 sq. km.). Capital: London. The economy is based on industrial activity and trading. Machinery, motor vehicles, chemicals, and textile yarns and fabrics are exported.

After the departure of the Romans, who brought Britain into a more active relationship with Europe, it fell prey to invaders from Scandinavia and the Low Countries who drove the original Britons into Scotland and Wales, and established a profusion of kingdoms that finally united in the 11th century under the Danish King Canute. Norman rule, following the conquest of 1066, stimulated the devel-opment of those institutions, which have since distinguished British life. Henry VIII (1509-47) turned Britain from continental adven-turing and faced it to the sea – a decision that made Britain a world power from the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Strengthened by the Industrial Revolution and the defeat of Napoleon, 19th century Britain turned to the remote parts of the world and established a colonial empire of such extent and prosperity that the world has never seen its like. World Wars I and II sealed the fate of the Empire and relegated Britain to a lesser role in world affairs by draining her resources and inaugurating a worldwide movement toward national self-determination in her former colonies. [1] SCWC 1801-1900

Rulers

George III, 1760-1820
George IV, 1820-1830
William IV, 1830-1837
Victoria, 1837-1901

Mint Marks (Commencing 1874)

H – Heaton
KN – King’s Norton

Monetary System (Until 1970)

4 Farthings = 1 Penny
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound (Sovereign)
21 Shillings = 1 Guinea

Frequently accepted speech colloquialisms:

“Ha’penny” (say: Hayp-ni) = 1/2 Penny
“Tanner” = 6 Pence
“Bob” = 1 Shilling
“Half a Crown” (Half a Dollar) = 2 Shillings 6 Pence
“Dollar” = 5 Shillings
“Half a Quid” = 10 Shillings
“Half a Guinea” = 10 Shillings 6 Pence
“Quid” = 1 Pound
“Tenner” = 10 Pounds
“Pony” = 20 Pounds

Queen Alexandrina Victoria (Empress of India)

Reign: 1837 – 1901 AD

Description:

The coin pictured above is a is a 1 Penny from the era of Queen Victoria the  monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland & the Empress of India.

Obverse:  Victoria veiled bust left [center], Latin: “VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP” [around]. Translation: “Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India.”

Reverse: Britannia (ancient term for Great Britain, female personification of the Island) seated right holding shield and trident [center], Denomination [around], Date [below]

Mint: 

Date: 1897

Mintage: 20,757,000

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