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Whitty & Brown Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales

Whitty & Brown Token Penny

Image: Whitty & Brown Token Penny

Source: Museum Victoria

Whitty and Brown was a Sydney partnership, responsible for the production of three varieties of penny tokens, circa 1860. Their issues are, following the nomenclature set by Dr Andrews in 1921, known as the Whitty and Brown tokens (which bear their portraits), Ram tokens and 'One Penny' tokens.

Their work is characterised by poor craftsmanship in both the dies and the striking. Andrews attributed this to 'their having been struck on an anvil with some species of drophammer.' (Andrews, p.16.)

Andrews, A. (1921). Australasian Tokens and Coins, p.16.

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