Bronze One Penny Token, minted by an unknowm British mint. Issued by Brown & Duthie, Ironmongers, New Plymouth, 1866. The token depicts Mt. Egmont giving it it's Maori name, Taranaki. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand on March 25, 1897.
A round bronze token (31 mm diameter). The piece features the name, address and business of the issuer: Brown & Duthie, Brougham Street, ironmongers. The reverse depicts Mt. Egmont giving it it's Maori name, Taranaki.
Legend in five lines: BROWN AND DUTHIE / WHOLESALE / & RETAIL / IRONMONGERS / BROUGHAM STREET
View of Mt Egmont, in exergue, TARANAKI / 1866
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: BROWN AND DUTHIE WHOLESALE & RETAIL IRONMONGERS BROUGHAM STREET Reverse: TARANAKI 1866
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.26 g (Weight)
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