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Token - 1 Penny, Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1853 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4221

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Tea Stores Token Penny 1853 (AD)
Mint: J.C. Thornthwaite
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Standard References: Andrews 431= Heyde 247/4
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 Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthial helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1853 and, in small letters below shield, JCT.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 20.453 g (Weight)

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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, McArthur Bequest, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903)
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1853 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: Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthian helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1853 and, in small letters below shield, JCT.There is a die crack from the base of the shield through the letter J.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: TEA STORES STEAM COFFEE MILLS ESTABLISHED 1835 SYDNEY 424
Reverse: BRITANNIA 1853 JCT
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1853
Mint: John Thornthwaite, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia, 1853
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Andrews 431= Heyde 247/4
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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