Pattern 1 Penny, 1879
Mint: Allen & Moore, Birmingham
Laureate head facing left above a bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock; around, VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN
Britannia facing right wearing helmet and holding trident in right hand and shield and a palm branch in left; behind, the prow of a ship. Around above, NEW ZEALAND in exergue, 1879
This copper one Penny Pattern token, was minted by Allen & Moore of Birmingham in 1879. Known as 'The New Zealand Pattern Penny', it was an unofficial issue, and was probably was not a currency token. Lampard estimates that only 100 to 200 of these tokens were minted.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15/3/1976
Type of item
9.182 g (Weight)
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.
[Book] Lampard, William H. 1981. Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes., p.53 Pages
[Book] Humberstone, Vaughn. 2010. Merchants Making Money.