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Token - 1 Penny, Late Strike, Love & Roberts, Storekeepers, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4051

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne. Originally issued by Love & Roberts, Storekeepers, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, 1865. This token is a late strike, minted in 1918. The earliest records of this business are two advertisements from 1866, the first for the Newtown Store Annual Stock-Taking. The second described their new stock for the 'Autumn and Winter season' and gave an extensive listing of the range of fabrics, hats and other draperies they sold. In 1867 they were listed as 'Storekeepers, Wagga Wagga' in Samson's National Directory of New South Wales for 1867.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: Love & Roberts, storekeepers, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. The reverse features an emu and kangaroo facing each other.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.242 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: late strikes, restrikes
Themes this item is part of: Love & Roberts, Store Keepers, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: late strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1918 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in four lines, WAGGA WAGGA / LOVE & ROBERTS / STOREKEEPERS / NEW SOUTH WALES
Reverse Description: Emu on left, kangaroo on right facing each other; around, NEW SOUTH WALES 1864 (from corroded die)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: WAGGA WAGGA LOVE & ROBERTS STOREKEEPERS NEW SOUTH WALES
Reverse: NEW SOUTH WALES 1864
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Love & Roberts, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint)
Commissioned By: Love & Roberts, 1864-1918
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: Samson's National Directory of New South Wales for 1867 - 1868;
Advertisement, The Wagga Wagga Express, February 3 1866, p.3;
Advertisement, The Wagga Wagga Express, May 19 1866, p.3.
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 334
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 51/2

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