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Surcharged Token - 1 Penny, Davies, Alexander & Co, Australian Store, Goulburn, 1850 stamped 'Wilson, Engraver, 390 Pitt S', Sydney, Australia Reg. No: NU 18804
- Copper one Penny Surcharged Token, minted by an unknown Bristish mint. Issued by Davies, Alexander & Co., of the Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales. Surcharged by Wilson, Engraver, Pitt Street, Sydney, circa 1855.
Previous collections: National Gallery of Victoria
- 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. This token has been surcharged in three lines WILSON / ENGRAVER / 390 PITT S
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||34 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||14.78 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||golden fleece, retailing, shops, surcharged tokens|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE TOKENS|
|Secondary Classification:||Australia - New South Wales|
|Tertiary Classification:||surcharged strikes|
|Obverse Description:||At centre within a circle of dots a Golden Fleece; around above, DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co; below, . GOULBURN . surcharged in three lines WILSON / ENGRAVER / 390 PITT S|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co. . GOULBURN . surcharged in three lines WILSON / ENGRAVER / 390 PITT S
Reverse: AUSTRALIAN STORE GOULBURN ESTABLISHED 1837 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
|Issued By:||Davies, Alexander & Co., Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, post 1850|
|Surcharged By:||Wilson, Engraver, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1855|
|Previous Collection:||National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Numismatics Collection, pre 1976|
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.