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Token - 1 Penny, Alfred Davies, Pawnbroker, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1865 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11107

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne. Issued by Alfred Davies, Pawnbroker, Fremantle, 1865. This was the first issue of a token in Western Australia.
Description:
A round copper token (31 mm diameter) with the name, address and business of the issuer: Alfred Davies, High St. Fremantle, Pawnbroker. The reverse features a swan swimming to left with wings raised with the legend WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1865.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 10.807 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: pawnbrokers, swans
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, 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 - Western Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1865 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: ALFRED DAVIES / PAWNBROKER / HIGH ST FREMANTLE the first and last lines being curved.
Reverse Description: Swan swimming on water to left with raised wings; above, WESTERN AUSTRALIA; below, 1865 Die chip at edge to border of dots rev. 04 to 05
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ALFRED DAVIES PAWNBROKER HIGH ST FREMANTLE
Reverse: WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1865
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Alfred Davies, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1865
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1865
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 94
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 55

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