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Pattern Token - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1879 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4164

New Zealand
Pattern 1 Penny, 1879
Mint: Allen & Moore, Birmingham
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.182 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: pattern tokens, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Joseph Moore, Medal Designer (1817-?)
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: pattern strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1879 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Laureate head facing left above a bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock; around, VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN
Reverse Description: Britannia facing right wearing helmet and holding trident in right hand and shield and a palm branch in left; behind, the prow of a ship. Around above, NEW ZEALAND in exergue, 1879
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: New Zealand, 1879
Mint: Allen & Moore (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1879
  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
  3. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981, p.53 Pages
  4. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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