Copper one Penny Surcharged Token, minted by an unknown Bristish mint. Issued by Davies, Alexander & Co., of the Australian Store, Goulburn, New South Wales. Surcharged by Wilson, Engraver, Pitt Street, Sydney, circa 1855.
Previous collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name and business name of the issuer, Davies, Alexander & Co. AustralianStores of Golburn. It features Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a Golden Fleece. This token has been surcharged in three lines WILSON / ENGRAVER / 390 PITT S .
At centre within a circle of dots a Golden Fleece; around above, DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co; below, . GOULBURN . surcharged in three lines WILSON / ENGRAVER / 390 PITT S
Coat of Arms consisting of a central shield below a Rising Sun supported by an emu at left and kangaroo at right all resting on a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The shield is quartered and contains: upper left - a golden fleece; upper right - a three-masted sailing ship; lower left - a bull standing facing left; lower right an anchor; above, ESTABLISHED; below, 1837; around outside circle of beads, AUSTRALIAN STORE GOULBURN
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse: DAVIES ALEXANDER & Co. . GOULBURN . surcharged in three lines WILSON / ENGRAVER / 390 PITT S Reverse: AUSTRALIAN STORE GOULBURN ESTABLISHED 1837 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Type of item
14.78 g (Weight)
This company issued penny tokens from three obverse and two reverse dies. The tokens from this pairing are characterised by: Obverse: No comma after the word DAVIES. Inner circle of 115 dots. The word GOULBURN is 19.0 mm long and starts 5.3mm from the stop. Reverse: The kangaroo's tail points to the E. The word STORES is 14.8 mm long and starts 3.8 mm after the N. Inner circle of 154 dots.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., Nos.97 & cf 1243
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No.56/1