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Token Die - 1 Penny, J.D. Leeson, Watchmaker & Jeweller, Fancy Museum, Sale, Victoria, Australia, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35747

Steel One Penny Token Die, made by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne, 1862. Used for the obverse side of tokens issued by J.D. Leeson, Watchmaker & Jeweller, Fancy Museum, Sale, 1862.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A steel die 55 mm high with a main diameter of 55 mm and a working surface diameter of 34 mm. The die features the name, business of the firm and town which commissioned it: J.D. Leeson Watchmaker & Jeweller, Fancy Museum, Sale all incuse and retrograde.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 55 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: jewellers, numismatic dies, numismatic technology, watchmakers, horology
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: dies
Series: Dies, Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: The die features at centre within a line circle in three lines FANCY / MUSEUM / SALE around, : J.D. LEESON : WATCHMAKER & JEWELLER (all Incuse and retrograde).
Inscriptions: J.D. LEESON WATCHMAKER & JEWELLER FANCY MUSEUM SALE (Incuse and retrograde)
Shape: Cylinder
Material: Steel
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Commissioned By: J Leeson - Fancy Museum, Sale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1862
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. 318, p.64 Pages
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 145, p.55 Pages

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