A Queen Victoria one penny coin. The obverse features a bust of an older Queen Victoria. She faces left and wears a tiara and veil. The legend ‘VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP:’ is in raised relief around the edge.
The reverse shows Britannia seated, facing right. She wears a helmet and her left hand holds a trident while her right rests on a shield bearing the heraldic crosses of members of the United Kingdom.
The terms one and penny are in raised relief and the date 1897 lies below the emblem.