Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne. Issued by Alfred Davies, Pawnbroker, Fremantle, 1865. This was the first issue of a token in Western Australia.
Previous Collections: Henry Smith
A round copper token (31 mm diameter) with the name, address and business of the issuer: Alfred Davies, High St. Fremantle, Pawnbroker. The reverse features a swan swimming to left with wings raised with the legend WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1865.
ALFRED DAVIES / PAWNBROKER / HIGH ST FREMANTLE the first and last lines being curved.
Swan swimming on water to left with raised wings; above, WESTERN AUSTRALIA; below, 1865 Die chip at edge to border of dots rev. 04 to 05
The first issue of a trade token for Western Australia
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Robert (Bob) Edwards, 1989
Obverse: ALFRED DAVIES PAWNBROKER HIGH ST FREMANTLE Reverse: WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1865
Type of item
11.16 g (Weight)
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 94
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 55