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Token - 1 Penny, Warnock Bros, Drapers, Maldon, Victoria, Australia, 1861 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11610

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Warnock Brothers Token Penny, 1861 (AD)
Mint: Heaton & Sons, Birmingham (earlier associated with W.J. Taylor London, see Andrews p. 97)

Standard References: Andrews 603 = Heyde 264 = Sharples V.182
Description:
A copper trade token penny (34 mm diameter) featuring the name and cities of buisness of the issuer: Warnock Bros. Melbourne & Maldon around a female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. The reverse is a stock 'Peace and Plenty' type: a coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY, below, 1861. Thios token has been cleaned and the obverse has re-toned dark green.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.418 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: advance australia
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Warnock Bros., Drapers, Melbourne & Maldon, Victoria, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1861 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. Around above, WARNOCK BROS. MELBOURNE & , in exergue, MALDON
Reverse Description: Coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY, below, 1861
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: WARNOCK BROS. MELBOURNE & MALDON
Reverse: PEACE & PLENTY ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1861
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Warnock Bros, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1861
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1861
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
References: Andrews 603 = Heyde 264 = Sharples V.182
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967
  3. [Article] Sharples, John P. 1993. A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria 1848 to 1862. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. vol.7: p.1-77.

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