Summary

Copper One Penny Token, minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, in 1859. Surcharged S. This token is part of a large anonymous token issue made by Heaton & Sons employing die hubbing techniques.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria

Physical Description

A round copper token (34 mm diameter) without the name of an issuer or mint. The obverse features a coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY below is the date 18?4?, holed through the last two numbers. The reverse has had its original design removed and is inscribed with a large letter S.

Obverse Description

Coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY.

Reverse Description

Inscribed letter S

Edge Description

plain

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