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Token - 1 Penny, Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1854 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4222

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Tea Stores Token Penny 1854 (AD)
Mint: J.C. Thornthwaite

Standard References: Andrews 432= Heyde Related 75
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token design featuring the business and foundation date of the issuer: Tea Stores Steam Coffee Mill. It features a view of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORES / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED 1835 / SYDNEY. On the reverse is an Australian Arms poorly struck up with the legend around ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1854.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.118 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: coffee, retail trade, retailing, tea
Themes this item is part of: Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, John Craven Thornthwaite, Token Maker & Medalist, Sydney, New South Wales (1820-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1854 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: View of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORES / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED 1835 / SYDNEY
Reverse Description: Arms of New South Wales; above, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA; below, 1854
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: TEA STORES STEAM COFFEE MILLS ESTABLISHED 1835 SYDNEY 424
Reverse: ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1854
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1854
Mint: John Thornthwaite, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia, 1854

The reverse die was a stock Thorthwaite die
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: Andrews 432= Heyde Related 75
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

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