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Surcharged Token - 1 Penny, British, 1797 stamped 'W B', Australia, circa 1855 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18811

Copper one Penny British coin minted by the Royal Mint, London, circa 1797. Issued by King George III. It was surcharged 'W B', circa 1855.
A very worn British penny of 1797 surcharged with the letters WB twice on the reverse
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics

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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: Worn and dented token with illegible text around edge.
Inscriptions: Reverse surcharged WB
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1797
Surcharged By: Australia, circa 1855

Possibly stamped by W. Box or W. Brown, who both issued other token patterns around this period.
Previous Collection: Dr William Howat
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, cf No.1021

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