Token - 1 Penny, William Allen General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1855 Reg. No: NU 3508
- Australia New South Wales Jamberoo
William Allen Token Penny 1855 (AD)
Standard References: Andrew 6 = Heyde 6
- 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
|Dimensions:||34 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||14.950 g (Weight)|
|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|
|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)|
|Inscriptions:||WILLIAM ALLEN GENERAL STORES JAMBEROO
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1855
|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|
|Previous Collection:||Mr Alfred Chitty|
Andrew 6 = Heyde 6
Samson's National Directory of New South Wales for 1867-1868;
Andrews, A., Australasian Tokens and Coins, 1921, p. 11.
This item is part of the following themes: