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




Obverse Dies:  The Date


The ones have serifs and
the 8 is repunched over a low 8


The first digit is repunched and
the 8 is repunched over a high 8


The first digit is repunched and
the 8 is repunched over a left 8


The top of the ones are flat and
the 8 has been repunched


Obverse Dies:  VICTORIA


No repunched letters


The first I in VICTORIA is repunched.


TThe second I in VICTORIA is repunched.


Obverse Dies:  The Date


The ones have serifs and
the 8 is repunched over a low 8


The first digit is repunched and
the 8 is repunched over a high 8


The first digit is repunched and
the 8 is repunched over a left 8


Obverse Dies:  The Date


The ones are flat and
the 8 has been repunched.


Obverse Dies:  VICTORIA


No repunched letters


The first I in VICTORIA is repunched.


TThe second I in VICTORIA is repunched.


Reverse Dies:  1/13

The fraction





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