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There are four die varieties for this coin consisting of four obverse dies paired with a single reverse die along with the lettering in VICTORIA.  The differences can be noted in the date.


1851 Penny
Obverse Reverse
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  • Obverse 1:
    • Obverse 1:
      • The ones in the date have serifs.
      • The eight in the date is repunched over a lower eight.
    • Obverse 2:
      • The first digit in the date has been repunched. 
      • The eight in the date is repunched over a higher eight.
      • The first I in VICTORIA is repunched.
      • Striations are present.
    • Obverse 3:
      • The first digit in the date has been repunched.
      • The eight in the date is repunched over a left eight.
    • Obverse 4:
      • The top of the ones in the date are flat.
      • The eight in the date has been repunched.
      • The second I in VICTORIA is repunched.
    • Reverse A:
      • There is only one die.
For more close up images of this coin,
see under the microscope page.

Obverse Dies:  The Date
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  The ones have serifs and
the 8 is repunched over a low 8  
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  The first digit is repunched and
the 8 is repunched over a high 8  
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  The first digit is repunched and
the 8 is repunched over a left 8  
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 The top of the ones are flat and
the 8 has been repunched  
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Obverse Dies:  VICTOR in VICTORIA
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  No repunched letters.  
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  The first I in VICTORIA is repunched.  
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Obverse Dies:  CTORIA in VICTORIA
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  No repunched letters.  
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  The second I in VICTORIA is repunched.  
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Reverse Dies:  The Fraction
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Normal bar.
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