New Zealand
Pattern 1 Penny, 1879
Mint: Allen & Moore, Birmingham

Obverse Description

Laureate head facing left above a bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock; around, VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN

Reverse Description

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

Edge Description



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.

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