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Token - 1 Penny, 'Advance Australia' Emu & Kangaroo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11578

Copper One Penny Token, minted by W.J Taylor, London, circa 1860. These token were manufactured in London by Taylor, then imported into Australia and wholesaled to merchants in the Eastern colonies.
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. This token is in uncirculated condition, lightly toned.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.822 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian native animals, emus, kangaroos
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, 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: 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, in small letters below the exergue line, W.J. TAYLOR LONDON
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
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 571
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 245

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