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Token - 1 Penny, William Allen General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1855 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3508

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Jamberoo
William Allen Token Penny 1855 (AD)
Mint: Thornthwaite

Standard References: Andrew 6 = Heyde 6
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name and business name of the issuer:
William Allen General Stores of Jamberoo.

It features Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a floral bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock. The date on this piece so poorly struck as to be almost invisable.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.950 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: retailing, shops, toll gates
Themes this item is part of: William Allen, General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, John Allen, General Stores, Kiama, New South Wales, John Craven Thornthwaite, Token Maker & Medalist, Sydney, New South Wales (1820-?), Numismatics & Philately 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: 1855 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Curved around central image of rose, shamrock and thistle, WILLIAM ALLEN / GENERAL / STORES / . JAMBEROO .
Reverse Description: Arms of New Soutrh Wales supported by poorly formed kangaroo (left) and emu (right); above, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA; below, 1855 (the date on this piece so poorly struck as to be almost invisable)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: WILLIAM ALLEN GENERAL STORES JAMBEROO
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1855
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: William Allen - William Allen General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1855

William Allen rejected these tokens and they were supplied to the Annendale Toll Gate by the manufacturer J.C. Thornthwaite.
Mint: John Thornthwaite, New South Wales, Australia, 1855
Artist: John Thornthwaite
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: Andrew 6 = Heyde 6
Samson's National Directory of New South Wales for 1867-1868;
Andrews, A., Australasian Tokens and Coins, 1921, p. 11.
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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