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Token - 1 Penny, J.W. Buxton, Stationery Stores, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, circa 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11063

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne. Issued by J.W. Buxton, Stationery Stores, Brisbane, circa 1862. J.W. Buxton appears to have run one of the largest stationery businesses in Brisbane during the 1860s. His wife, Mrs. Buxton, ran a well publicised Ladies Drapery warehouse.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: J.W. Buxton, Ladies Warehouse Brisbane, Stationery Stores. This token shows a die-crack through the A of LADIES on the reverse. It has been cleaned and has re-toned.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.890 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: J.W. Buxton, Stationers & Drapers, Brisbane, Queensland, 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 - Queensland
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Across centre, J.W.BUXTON; around above, STATIONERY; below, STORES
Reverse Description: Across centre, BRISBANE; curved above, LADIES WAREHOUSE; curved below, : QUEENSLAND : Die crack through A of LADIES
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: J.W.BUXTON STATIONERY STORES
Reverse: LADIES WAREHOUSE BRISBANE QUEENSLAND
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: J Buxton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1855-1867
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1855-1867
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. 56
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 34

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