1899, Victoria Dei Gra Britt Regina Fid Def Ind Imp. One Penny?


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Rebekah Coulson answered
If you see this phrase on a British coin, you probably wonder just what it means if you cannot read abbreviations in Latin. It translates to "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the British Territories, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India.” This particular expression and several variations of it appear on all British Empire coins prior to the use of the decimal system. 

This expression reflects the identity of the Monarch that ruled at the time the coin was minted, in this case it was Queen Victoria.  There is no idenitifying mark to denote the country or denomination of the coin. The phrase varied as a new Monarch took over, the phrase for Queen Victoria's successor for example is "Edwardvs vii dei gra britt omn rex fid def ind imp.” The literal meaning of this Latin phrase is "Edward VII by the Grace of God, King of all the British Territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.” 

If you own the coin in question, you're probably wondering if it is worth anything? Well, depends on how many of them you have if you're looking for a way to retire on their value. The face value of the Queen Victoria coin is generally listed as 400 times face value, and it depends on the condition of the coin among other variables. It needs to be in original shape, and not modified with holes or other markings. If you have one of these coins, your best bet is to hang onto it, its value will only grow over time and it makes for an excellent family heirloom to pass down to the next generation. Protect them with cellophane or in a picture frame and make a conversation piece out of them, and you can treasure them for generations to come.
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I have one of the 1896 coins here in bay city , texas , what is the value here, whats it made of copper?

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