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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 11, March 15, 2009, Article 12

QUERY: AN UNUSUAL VICTORIA YOUNG HEAD PENNY BROCKAGE

Bill Snyder writes:
Victoria Brockage The mention of uniface Splashers, Galvanos and electrotypes in your last issue reminds me that I need help with this item. It was Spink's lot 2321 of an auction of Peck coins, February, 1972. It is uniface. Like a brockage, all devices are incuse and reversed.

Most of the bust is within a ring, and the metal color inside that ring is bright, almost brassy (whereas metal outside the circle appears to be copper. (The ring does not seem to have been a legend-centering aid, as it drives right through the "D.G."). The piece weighs 145.2 grains (9.41gms) and has a diameter of about 30.0 mm. (Peck lists the Victoria Young Head Bronze penny specifications at 145.83 grains and 30.81mm).

Can anyone share some thoughts?




Wayne Homren, Editor

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