Copper One Penny Token, minted by Allan & Moore, London. Issued by Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association, Auckland, 1871. The Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association issued penny tokens celebrating the formation of their organisation in 1871, and provided coins for giving change to hotel patrons in the city. The New Zealand Licensed Victuallers Association, of which the Auckland association was a part, joined the Hospitality Association of New Zealand in the late twentieth century.
Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A round bronze token (32 mm diameter) featuring the name and foundation date of the association that issued it: Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association, established in New Zealand 4th April 1871. The ereverse features a profile head of Queen Victoria, laureate right and gives her date of birth, May 24 1819. This token has been cleaned and varnished.
At centre within a circle of beads in five lines, ESTABLISHED IN / NEW / ZEALAND / APRIL 4 / 1871 around, AUCKLAND LICENSED VICTUALLERS ASSOCIATION.
At centre within a circle of beads, head of Queen Victoria laureate right; around above, .VICTORIA . around below, BORN MAY 24 1819
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: AUCKLAND LICENSED VICTUALLERS ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHED IN NEW ZEALAND APRIL 4 1871 Reverse: VICTORIA BORN MAY 24 1819
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.149 g (Weight)
The production of the Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association required two obverse and two reverse dies - although third pair is reported from only a single piece In the P.H. Baldwin Collection in London. Identification of the dies is the basis of the standard refereces and of the museum's storage system. They rae differentiated by: Obverse Diameter beaded circle I of IN A 21.8 mm below left of E of VICTUALLERS B 22.7 mm between ER of VICTUALLERS C ? ? smaller letters Reverse base of hair curl other 1 points to 2 2 points between 24 3 points to 4 smaller letters The following die combinations have been recorded: A/1, A/2 (this token), B/2, C/3 (not held)
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