"a one-pence coin"

Between 1839 and 1860 the one-pence coin was made of copper and showed a ‘Young Head’ of Queen Victoria (issues from later in her reign showed the ‘Second Head’ and ‘Old Head’). In the old British currency system there were twelve pennies to a shilling and twenty shillings to a pound. A Victorian penny would have had the equivalent spending worth of 18 modern pence.