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Token - 1 Penny, William Allen General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1855 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 7710

Australia New South Wales Jamberoo
William Allen Token Penny 1855 (AD)
Mint: Thornthwaite

Standard References: Andrew 6 = Heyde 6
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name and business name of the issuer:
William Allen, General Stores at Jamberoo.

It features Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a floral bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.846 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: retailing, shops, toll gates
Themes this item is part of: William Allen, General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, John Allen, General Stores, Kiama, New South Wales, John Craven Thornthwaite, Token Maker & Medalist, Sydney, New South Wales (1820-?), 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: 1855 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Curved around central image of rose, shamrock and thistle, WILLIAM ALLEN / GENERAL / STORES / . JAMBEROO .
Reverse Description: Arms of New Soutrh Wales supported by poorly formed kangaroo (left) and emu (right); above, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA; below, 1855
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: William Allen - William Allen General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1855

William Allen rejected these tokens and they were supplied to the Annendale Toll Gate by the manufacturer J.C. Thornthwaite.
Mint: John Thornthwaite, New South Wales, Australia, 1855
Artist: John Thornthwaite
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
References: Andrew 6 = Heyde 6
  1. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967

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