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Token - 1 Penny, 'Advance Australia' Emu & Kangaroo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 47368

Australia Victoria New South Wales Tasmania
W.J. Taylor 'Advance Australia' Token Penny, c. 1860 (AD)
Mint: W.J Taylor, London
The mint name has been removed to make the token seem to be a rare variety
A copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the denomination and the motto Advance Australia and on the reverse, an emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, in exergue in small letters below the exergue line the name and address of the mint: W.J. Taylor London have been removed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Raymond Jewell, 1987
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: australian native animals, coin collecting, emus, hobbies, kangaroos
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1860 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within a line circle and between two bars, ONE / PENNY; around, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA +++
Reverse Description: At centre, an emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, the small letters below the exergue line, W.J. TAYLOR LONDON have been removed
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: W.J.Taylor, Mint, Victoria, Australia, 1852-1863
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1852-1863
References: Andrews 571 = Heyde 245
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967

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