Summary

Australia
Joseph Lane & Son Token Halfpenny c. 1855 (AD)
Mint: Unknown British

Standard References: Andrews 673 = Heyde Related 46

Physical Description

A round copper token (28 mm diameter). The token features the name address and buisness of the issuer: Joseph Lane & Son, 3 Gt. Charles Street Birmingham, Bullion Dealers and Refiners; and the statement "pure Australian copper for alloying gold".

Obverse Description

At centre, 3 / GT. CHARLES ST. / BIRMINGHAM; above, . JOSEPH LANE & SON ., below, BULLION DEALERS & REFINERS

Reverse Description

At centre, FOR / ALLOYING / GOLD; around, . REFINED AUSTRALIAN COPPER

Edge Description

Plain

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