1901 Penny – Victoria


The 1901 Penny - Victoria

The Reverse shows the seated figure of Britannia, with a trident  in her left hand and hold a shield at her side with her right hand. She sits on a rock with the sea and a lighthouse in the background.

The Obverse shows the Old Head portrait of Queen Victoria.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 22,206,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1901 ?
Queen Victoria died on 22 January, aged 81 years old and has reigned nearly 64 years. Her eldest son, The Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales becomes King Edward VII. The Prime Minister is Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative). Alexandra Palace opens. Robert Falcon Scott sets sail on the RRS Discovery to explore the Ross Sea in Antarctica. Engineer Hubert Cecil Booth patents the electrically powered vacuum cleaner. The Royal Navy's first submarine, Holland 1, launched. Frank Hornby of Liverpool is granted a patent for the construction toy that will become Meccano (Hornby also made train sets). Guglielmo Marconi receives the first trans-Atlantic radio signal, sent from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland, the letter "S" in Morse. Imperial Tobacco founded by W. H. Wills. H. G. Wells' publishs The First Men in the Moon.
Victoria (1837-1901)
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria ruled for 64 years, a record only recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II.
 
Victoria's parents were Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathern, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She married Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who later became known as Prince Albert. Victoria had nine children, the eldest son succeeding her as Edward VII.


Victoria posed for a number of head portraits, but there are generally three major variants: Young Head (1838-1887) by William Wyon, RA; Jubilee Head (1887-1893) by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm and Old Head (1893-1901) by by Sir Thomas Brock.

General Description: Penny
The Penny is one of the most famous British coins. The coin itself has been around since 600AD and at various times has been struck in silver, copper and bronze. Originally split into halfpennies and farthing, it is now itself the least denomination coin currently in circulation. Made from copper (actually copper plated steel).

Originally there were 12 pennies in one shilling and 240 pennies in £1; since decimalisation in 1973 there are 100 new pence in one pound.

Specifications of the Penny

  • Diameter: (Bronze) 31 mm (since 1860)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Composition:
    • (1707–1796) Silver
    • (1797–1859) Copper
    • (1860–1970) Bronze
  • Years: 1707–1970
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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ONE PENNY GB UK QUEEN VICTORIA /VEILED HEAD  CHOOSE YOUR DATE! - ONE COIN/BUY!
ONE PENNY GB UK QUEEN VICTORIA /VEILED HEAD CHOOSE YOUR DATE! - ONE COIN/BUY!
£ 2.99
1860 TO 1901 VICTORIA VICTORIA BUN/OLD HEAD PENNY PENNIES - CHOICE OF DATE/YEAR
1860 TO 1901 VICTORIA VICTORIA BUN/OLD HEAD PENNY PENNIES - CHOICE OF DATE/YEAR
£ 1.49
PENNY Victoria Old Head Choose your Date 1895-1901 FREE P&P All Date
PENNY Victoria Old Head Choose your Date 1895-1901 FREE P&P All Date
£ 0.99
1895 TO 1901 VICTORIA OLD HEAD BRITISH PENNY / PENNIES - CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
1895 TO 1901 VICTORIA OLD HEAD BRITISH PENNY / PENNIES - CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 0.99
1901 One Penny Victorian Queen Victoria Veil Head  British Coin Nice Grade
1901 One Penny Victorian Queen Victoria Veil Head British Coin Nice Grade
£ 2.45
1901 VICTORIA PENNY - UNC WITH LUSTRE
1901 VICTORIA PENNY - UNC WITH LUSTRE
£ 35.00
QUEEN VICTORIA ONE PENNY 1901
QUEEN VICTORIA ONE PENNY 1901
£ 3.50
1901 Queen Victoria Bun Head Penny 1d History Coin Pre Decimal Victorian Poor
1901 Queen Victoria Bun Head Penny 1d History Coin Pre Decimal Victorian Poor
£ 2.95

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