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Token - 1 Penny, 'Peace & Plenty', Modified Obverse, Victoria, Australia, 1857 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 47369

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, in 1857. This token is part of a large anonymous token issue made by Heaton & Sons employing die hubbing techniques.The obverse of this token has been removed to make collectors think it is a rare uniface.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) without the name of an issuer or mint. The obverse (so called as the seated Justice type is normally a reverse) features a coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY. Below, 1857.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Raymond Jewell, 1987
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.58 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: coin collecting, hobbies, wholesale trade
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1857 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY. Below, 1857
Reverse Description: Removed
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: PEACE & PLENTY ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1857
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1858
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Sharples, John P. 1993. A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria 1848 to 1862. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. vol.7: p.1-77.

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