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Surcharged Token - 'S' on 1 Penny, J. Sawyer, Tobacconist, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1864 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18796

Copper One Penny Token, minted by an unknown British mint. Issued by J. Sawyer, Tobacconist, Brisbane, 1864. Surcharged S.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: J. Sawyer, Brisbane, Wholesale and Retail Tobacconist. The reverse features a set of Arms with emu and kangaroo supporters set below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA, around QUEENSLAND 1864. The reverse has been surcharged S. This token has been cleaned and the number 361 is written in ink on the obverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.45 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: surcharged tokens, tobacco
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Queensland
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1864 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: J. SAWYER / WHOLESALE / & RETAIL / TOBACCONIST / BRISBANE within a border of 141 dots
Reverse Description: At centre Arms with emu and kangaroo rupporters both facing away from the shield and looking back towards it, the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA on a ribbon below. Above, QUEENSLAND; below, 1864. Surcharged S across the shield.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: J Sawyer - Tobacconist, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1864
Previous Collection: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Numismatics Collection, pre 1976
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 469
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 223

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