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Surcharged Token - 1 Penny, British, 1797 stamped 'T. Howitt', Australia, circa 1855 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18791

Summary:
Copper one Penny Surcharged Token, minted by the Royal Mint, London, circa 1797. Issued by King George III. It was surcharged 'T. Howitt', circa 1855.
Description:
A worn British copper penny of 1797 surcharged with T. HOWITT
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 25.21 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: surcharged tokens
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
DateEra: circa 1855 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Head of George III, worn - surcharged T. HOWITT
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left, worn
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: T. HOWITT
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1797
Surcharged By: T. Howitt, Australia, circa 1855
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No.1111, p.143 Pages

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