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Leonard Charles Wyon

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Leonard Charles Wyon (1826-1891) was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second ("bun") head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

1826 Born at Aldgate the son of William Wyon and his wife Catherine Sophia Keel.

1881 Living at 54 Hamilton Terrace, Marylebone: Leonard Charles Wyon (age 54 born Royal Mint), Modeller and Engraver To Her Majesty's Mint and Engraver to Goldsmiths Co. With his wife Mary, three daughters and a son. Five servants. [1]


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  1. 1881 Census