Pattern 1 Penny, 1879
Mint: Allen & Moore, Birmingham
Laureate head facing left above a bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock; around, VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN
Britannia facing right wearing helmet and holding trident in right hand and shield and a palm branch in left; behind, the prow of a ship. Around above, NEW ZEALAND in exergue, 1879
This copper one Penny Pattern token, was minted by Allen & Moore of Birmingham in 1879. Known as 'The New Zealand Pattern Penny', it was an unofficial issue, and was probably was not a currency token. Lampard estimates that only 100 to 200 of these tokens were minted.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.3 g (Weight)
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[Book] Humberstone, Vaughn. 2010. Merchants Making Money.