LANCUM-D0DAE1: Late post medieval copper alloy and white metal penny model of Victoria, a Moore One Penny Model of 1844 to 1848 AD

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Late post medieval copper alloy and white metal penny model of Victoria. It appears to be a Moore One Penny Model of 1844 to 1848 AD, never officially circulated but still used by the public.

The diameter is 21mm and the weight 2.29g.

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Wikepedia states;

"The 1844 Victoria One Penny Model was a model coin issued by Birmingham medallist Joseph Moore (1817-1892) between 1844 and 1848, during a period in which the British Government were considering the notion of replacing the heavy copper coinage then in use.

Their popularity with the public led to the Royal Mint to make a statement declaring that it was not responsible for their production.

A feature that sets them apart from other coins of their age is that they were bimetallic. The outer part was made of copper, and the inner part was originally composed of silver to make up for the small intrinsic value of copper - but in most cases 60 percent zinc and 40 percent nickel were used.

The design features an outer ring in which on the obverse and reverse the words 'ONE PENNY MODEL' are printed and an inner circle on the obverse of which a youthful portrait of Queen Victoria is shown with the words 'VICTORIA REG', and on the reverse is shown a numeral 1.

There are four known locations for the 1844 model pennies; all the rest are Model Pennies which do not have 1844 on them."

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1844
Date to: Exactly AD 1848

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.29 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 6th February 2014

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: White metal
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Victoria of the United Kingdom
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
To be known as: Ormskirk

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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