Obverse of the coin depicts an eagle with snake in beak and inscription "Republica Mexicana." The reverse is inscribed with: "8R Z 1834 O-M 1 OD 20G", and features the radiant Phrygian cap design, the symbol of liberty.
One cent 1859 coin with obverse inscription "Victoria Dei Gratia Regina Canada," and image of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901); reverse includes wreath of maple leaves, the traditional Canadian symbol.
This branding iron is a long metal rod with a curve shaped symbol attached at one end with two prongs.
Branding irons were heated until red-hot, and then pressed against the hide of livestock to leave an identifying scar or mark.