QUEEN VICTORIA'S REIGN.
Young head copper coinage, 1838-60.
1844 Half Farthing, (S-3951, KM783).
Mintage: 3,440,340 which includes 1942 and 1943.
Obverse: Queen's young bust to the left.
Legend: VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Reverse: Crown above denomination and date, spray below.
These coins were originally struck for Ceylon; the issue was made legal tender in the United Kingdom by proclamation in 1842.
Copper, 2.39g, 17.5mm.
Grade: Obverse gVF, reverse aUNC.