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Token - 1 Penny, Davies, Alexander & Co, Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 1850-1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4605

Summary:
Copper one Penny Token, minted by an unknown Bristish mint. Issued by Davies, Alexander & Co., of the Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales.

Previous collections: George McArthur
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name and business name of the issuer, Davies, Alexander & Co. AustralianStores of Golburn. It features Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a Golden Fleece .

Obverse: No comma after the word DAVIES. Inner circle of 115 dots. The word GOULBURN is 19.0 mm long and starts 5.3mm from the stop.

Reverse: The kangaroo's tail points to the E. The word STORES is 14.8 mm long and starts 3.8 mm after the N. Inner circle of 154 dots.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.326 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: golden fleece, retailing, shops, 1 or 1 1, 1 1, 1 and 1 1, or 1 1--, order by 1000, or a a
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1850-1863 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within a circle of dots a Golden Fleece; around above, DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co; below, . GOULBURN .
Reverse Description: Coat of Arms consisting of a central shield below a Rising Sun supported by an emu at left and kangaroo at right all resting on a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The shield is quartered and contains: upper left - a golden fleece; upper right - a three-masted sailing ship; lower left - a bull standing facing left; lower right an anchor; above, ESTABLISHED; below, 1837; around outside circle of beads, AUSTRALIAN STORE GOULBURN
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co. . GOULBURN .
Reverse: AUSTRALIAN STORE GOULBURN ESTABLISHED 1837 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Davies, Alexander & Co., Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 1850-1863
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: This company issued penny tokens from three obverse and two reverse dies.
The tokens from this pairing are characterised by:

Obverse: No comma after the word DAVIES. Inner circle of 115 dots. The word GOULBURN is 19.0 mm long and starts 5.3mm from the stop.

Reverse: The kangaroo's tail points to the E. The word STORES is 14.8 mm long and starts 3.8 mm after the N. Inner circle of 154 dots.
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 97
  4. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 56/1

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