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Token - 1 Penny, 'Peace & Plenty', Counterstamped, Australia, 1859 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11691

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, in 1859. Counterstamped with an arrow. This token is part of a large anonymous token issue made by Heaton & Sons employing die hubbing techniques.
Description:
A round bronze token (34 mm diameter). The token features Hustice seated, extending balanced scales and a coat of arms with kangaroo and emu supporters. It has been counterstamped with an arrow.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.035 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1859 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Australian arms with kangaroo and emu supporters counterstamped with an arrow; above PEACE & PLENTY, below 1859
Reverse Description: Justice, blindfolded, seated on barrel and extending balanced scales in right hand; in exergue, 1859
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: PEACE & PLENTY 1859
Reverse: 1859
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Peace & Plenty, Australia, 1859
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 655

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