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Surcharged Token - 1 Penny, British, 1797 stamped 'W.Brown', Australia, circa 1855 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18812

Summary:
Copper one Penny Surcharged Token, minted by the Royal Mint, London, circa 1797. Issued by King George III. It was surcharged 'W. Brown', circa 1855.
Description:
A very worn British penny of 1797 surcharged W. BROWN
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 25.57 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: surcharged tokens
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
DateEra: circa 1855 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Plain token.
Reverse Description: surcharged W. BROWN
Inscriptions: Obverse surcharged W. BROWN
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1797
Surcharged By: W. Brown, Australia, circa 1855
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No.1023, p.141 Pages

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