Australia New South Wales Jamberoo
William Allen Token Penny 1855 cast copy thought to have been made to defraud collectors, not for circulation
Standard References for original token: Andrew 6 = Heyde 6
A cast copy of a round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name and business name of the issuer: William Allen General Stores of Jamberoo. It features Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a floral bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock. The date on this piece so poorly brought up as to be almost invisable.
Curved around central image of rose, shamrock and thistle, WILLIAM ALLEN / GENERAL / STORES / . JAMBEROO .
Arms of New Soutrh Wales supported by poorly formed kangaroo (left) and emu (right); above, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA; below, 1855 (the date on this piece so poorly struck as to be almost invisable)
Donation from Mr Raymond T. Jewell, 08/01/1987
William Allen - William Allen General Stores, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia, 1855
William Allen rejected these tokens and they were supplied to the Annendale Toll Gate by the manufacturer J.C. Thornthwaite.
WILLIAM ALLEN GENERAL STORES JAMBEROO ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1855
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.95 g (Weight)
Original token: Andrew 6 = Heyde 6 Samson's National Directory of New South Wales for 1867-1868; Andrews, A., Australasian Tokens and Coins, 1921, p. 11.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.