Australia New South Wales Sydney
Tea Stores Token Penny 1854 (AD)
Mint: J.C. Thornthwaite
Standard References: Andrews 432= Heyde Related 75
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token design featuring the business and foundation date of the issuer: Tea Stores Steam Coffee Mill. It features a view of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORES / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED 1835 / SYDNEY. On the reverse is an Australian Arms poorly struck up with the legend around ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1854.
View of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORES / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED 1835 / SYDNEY
Arms of New South Wales; above, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA; below, 1854
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Honourable William M. Vale JP, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: TEA STORES STEAM COFFEE MILLS ESTABLISHED 1835 SYDNEY 424 Reverse: ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1854
Type of item
35 mm (Outside Diameter), 15.118 g (Weight)
Andrews 432= Heyde Related 75
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.