Copper One Penny Token, minted by an unknown British mint. Issued by J. Sawyer, Tobacconist, Brisbane, 1864. Surcharged S.
Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: J. Sawyer, Brisbane, Wholesale and Retail Tobacconist. The reverse features a set of Arms with emu and kangaroo supporters set below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA, around QUEENSLAND 1864. The reverse has been surcharged S. This token has been cleaned and the number 361 is written in ink on the obverse.
J. SAWYER / WHOLESALE / & RETAIL / TOBACCONIST / BRISBANE within a border of 141 dots
At centre Arms with emu and kangaroo rupporters both facing away from the shield and looking back towards it, the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA on a ribbon below. Above, QUEENSLAND; below, 1864. Surcharged S across the shield.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse: J. SAWYER WHOLESALE & RETAIL TOBACCONIST BRISBANE Reverse: QUEENSLAND 1864 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA S
Type of item
13.45 g (Weight)
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 469
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 223