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Token - 1 Penny, Davies, Alexander & Co, Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 1850-1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11108

Summary:
Copper one Penny Token, minted by an unknown Bristish mint. Issued by Davies, Alexander & Co., of the Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name and business name of the issuer, Davies, Alexander & Co. AustralianStores of Golburn. It features Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a Golden Fleece .

Obverse: No comma after the word DAVIES. Inner circle of 115 dots. The word GOULBURN is 19.0 mm long and starts 5.3mm from the stop.

Reverse: The kangaroo's tail points to the E. The word STORES is 14.8 mm long and starts 3.8 mm after the N. Inner circle of 154 dots.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.305 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: golden fleece, retailing, shops
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, 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 - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1850-1863 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within a circle of dots a Golden Fleece; around above, DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co; below, . GOULBURN .
Reverse Description: Coat of Arms consisting of a central shield below a Rising Sun supported by an emu at left and kangaroo at right all resting on a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The shield is quartered and contains: upper left - a golden fleece; upper right - a three-masted sailing ship; lower left - a bull standing facing left; lower right an anchor; above, ESTABLISHED; below, 1837; around outside circle of beads, AUSTRALIAN STORE GOULBURN
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co. . GOULBURN .
Reverse: AUSTRALIAN STORE GOULBURN ESTABLISHED 1837 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Davies, Alexander & Co., Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 1850-1863
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
References: This company issued penny tokens from three obverse and two reverse dies.
The tokens from this pairing are characterised by:

Obverse: No comma after the word DAVIES. Inner circle of 115 dots. The word GOULBURN is 19.0 mm long and starts 5.3mm from the stop.

Reverse: The kangaroo's tail points to the E. The word STORES is 14.8 mm long and starts 3.8 mm after the N. Inner circle of 154 dots.
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 97
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 56/1

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