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Token - 1 Penny, Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association, Auckland, New Zealand, 1871 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11370

Copper One Penny Token, minted by Allan & Moore, London. Issued by Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association, Auckland, 1871. The Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association issued penny tokens celebrating the formation of their organisation in 1871, and provided coins for giving change to hotel patrons in the city. The New Zealand Licensed Victuallers Association, of which the Auckland association was a part, joined the Hospitality Association of New Zealand in the late twentieth century.
A round bronze token (32 mm diameter) featuring the name and foundation date of the association that issued it: Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association, established in New Zealand 4th April 1871. The ereverse features a profile head of Queen Victoria, laureate right and gives her date of birth, May 24 1819. This token has been cleaned.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.477 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: victuallers, wine spirit merchants, m.somerville
Themes this item is part of: Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association, Auckland, New Zealand, Joseph Moore, Medal Designer (1817-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1871 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads in five lines, ESTABLISHED IN / NEW / ZEALAND / APRIL 4 / 1871 around, AUCKLAND LICENSED VICTUALLERS ASSOCIATION.
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, head of Queen Victoria laureate right; around above, .VICTORIA . around below, BORN MAY 24 1819
Edge Description: Plain
Reverse: VICTORIA BORN MAY 24 1819
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, 1871
Mint: Allan & Moore, London, England, Great Britain, 1871
Artist: Joseph Moore - Allan and Moore, London, England, Great Britain, 1871
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
References: The production of the Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association required two obverse and two reverse dies - although third pair is reported from only a single piece In the P.H. Baldwin Collection in London. Identification of the dies is the basis of the standard refereces and of the museum's storage system. They rae differentiated by:

Obverse Diameter beaded circle I of IN
A 21.8 mm below left of E of VICTUALLERS
B 22.7 mm between ER of VICTUALLERS
C ? ? smaller letters
Reverse base of hair curl other
1 points to 2
2 points between 24
3 points to 4 smaller letters

The following die combinations have been recorded: A/1 (this token), A/2, B/2, C/3 (not held)
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 326
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 18/1
  3. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981, No. 304a
  4. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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