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Token - 1 Penny, Alfred Davies, Pawnbroker, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1865 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3660

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.
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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 10.950 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: pawnbrokers, swans
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest, Alfred Chitty Collection
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 (struck before the die chipped)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Alfred Davies, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1865
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1865
Previous Collection: George McArthur
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 94
  4. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 55

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