Victoria Old Head Penny Unc

In our opinion, the Old Head or Widow Head but of Queen Victoria is the most underappreciated of the three different busts made during her reign. Here we offer the Old Head Penny in Uncirculated conditon. Dates will be of our choice.
Availability: In stock
SKU: CVZ6420
£35.00
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