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Token - 1 Penny, Davies, Alexander & Co, Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 1850-1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3664

Summary:
Copper one Penny Token, minted by an unknown Bristish mint. Issued by Davies, Alexander & Co., of the Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales.
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: A comma after the word DAVIES. Inner circle of 117 dots. The word GOULBURN is 18.4 mm long and starts 6.5 mm from the stop.

Reverse: The kangaroo's tail points to the S. The word STORES is 14.2 mm long and starts 3.0 mm after the N. Inner circle of 152 dots.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.254 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: golden fleece, 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: 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: 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: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: This company issued penny tokens from three obverse and two reverse dies.
The tokens from this pairing are characterised by:

Obverse: A comma after the word DAVIES. Inner circle of 117 dots. The word GOULBURN is 18.4 mm long and starts 6.5 mm from the stop.

Reverse: The kangaroo's tail points to the S. The word STORES is 14.2 mm long and starts 3.0 mm after the N. Inner circle of 152 dots.

This obverse is only known combined with this reverse. The reverse however was also employed with a different obverse, see NU 11111 for that combination.
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 96
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 56/3

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