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Great Britain 1, 2, 3, and 4 Pence  1838 to 1901
Great Britain 1, 2, 3, and 4 Pence 1838 to 1901

Queen Victoria's reign was so long, the Royal Mint used three different portraits on the obverse ('heads side) of many coins. The one in our primary picture is called the young head portrait. It runs 1838 to 1887. Other portraits, shown in our secondary picture, come later.

These small silver coins come in four denominations: 1, 2, 3, and 4 pence. Each coin is a little bigger than its predecessor. In general, these are all low-values coins. The one pence (the penny) contains 0.014 troy ounces of silver, and the other denominations are 2, 3, and 4 times that amount.

As always, CoinQuest gives very approximate evalutions. If you get interested in coin collecting, you cannot persue the hobby without a set of good coin catalogs, which easily contain 1000 times the information available on CoinQuest. Lumping the 1, 2, 3, and 4 pence Victoria coins together to include all dates, all denominations, and all Victoria portraits, approximate catalog values are:

worn: $2 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $5
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $60

These values apply in general but, for some reason, the three pence are worth more than the 1, 2, and 4 pence, on average. If you have a 3 pence, you can double these values, approximately.

Coin: 7120 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
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