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Post  deutran on Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:01 pm

Maybe someone can identify it for me.Ive been told it might be a token.Found it at 18" with the 14"mono.
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Post  MS on Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:05 pm

This might help, Good find
Copper one Penny Token, minted by an unknown British Mint, circa 1854. Issued by Alfred Nicholas, of the Liverpool Tea Warehouse, Hobart. Nicholas established a retail warehouse, offering goods such as sugar, brandy, ale and tobacco. He also took a keen interest in the colony's administration and was a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Assembly in 1858 and 1859, representing Hobart and Kingsborough.
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A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name, address and business of the company which issued the tokens: Alfred Nicholas, Liverpool Tea Warehouse, Liverpool St., Hobart Town. The reverse features Britannia seated on a rock facing to left holding an olive branch extended in her right hand and resting a trident on her left forearm; above, BRITANNIA.
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Post  deutran on Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks Mark yes sound like the one.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:55 am

Great find mate Cool
It threw me at first when I saw that penny side. It seems in great shape and must be worth a few bob. Very Happy

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Post  deutran on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:26 pm

$35 bucks on fleabay for one in fair cond though they are fairly rare.The area is an old camp site about 20x20m with heaps of deep junk targets so I dig 1 hour a week so far 3 old coins and 2 x 5g nuggets have turned up in about 6 months.It will probably take me 6 years at this rate to dig all the targets but worthwhile.
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Post  Cal on Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:33 pm

This may be useful reference for members re: Token finds. It's the most comprehensive site I've found containing all of the major token issues of Australia including rarity rating, indication of value, and pictures (click on business name of token for these)

http://www.australianstamp.com/coin-web/aust/earlyaus/tokens/tokens1p.htm

Hope this is useful.

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Post  Dannyboy on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:00 am

It's in good nick for it's age. Nice find Smile
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