Origin: Queen Victoria was a monarch that defined the 19th century—so much so that the years of her reign became known as the Victorian Age. These pennies depict the queen throughout different stages of her life, with later strikes depicting an older veiled portrait. The different portrait types are visible on the third image above, and a random variant will be sent with each order.
The Victorian Age was a prosperous dystopia. While an expanding middle class of British citizens thrived as technology and culture flourished, the lower classes toiled under the shadow of the Industrial Revolution. Cities saw rapid expansions and both political and social reform were on the rise, but the era was also plagued by regimented factory life and child labor. Overall, the age was a double edged sword of gleaming progress and destitute poverty.
These copper pennies were struck between 1833 and 1901 (the years of Victoria's reign). Each is guaranteed genuine and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Victoria as a princess in 1833 (13 years old), and again as queen in 1882 (69 years old).
Your order will include:
One penny struck under the reign of Queen Victoria, random variants (1837 - 1901)
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Frequently Asked Questions:
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Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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