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Britain announces the minting of new "pennies," "halfpennies," and "farthings" in bronze

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12/17/1860
The British government, by royal proclamation, announced the minting of a new generation of bronze coins valued at one penny, a halfpenny, and a quarter of a penny.  All three coins had for the first time their denomination marked, "penny" or "halfpenny" or "farthing," together with its minting date.  The new coinage bore the familiar "Britannia" symbol on one side and the Queen Victoria's image on the other.  These coins were minted for most of the rest of the century.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 191-192.

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