Victorian One Penny Model Coin

Contributed by Robert Pool

Victorian One Penny Model Coin

This Victorian one penny model was a suggested design by Joseph Moore and made in 1844 to replace the heavy coinage then in circulation. The inner part was supposed to be in silver to compensate for the small intrinsic copper value but those produced in the greatest numbers had a copper outer ring and an inner part made of approximately 60% zinc / 40% nickel. They were never adopted and are quite common. There are two varieties with this metal with the die axis upright and inverted. Property of Robert Pool

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