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½ Penny Taylor, W. J - Melbourne, Victoria

½ Penny (Taylor, W. J - Melbourne, Victoria) -  obverse½ Penny (Taylor, W. J - Melbourne, Victoria) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Token
Year 1851
Value 1/2 Penny (1/480)
Currency Trade Tokens
Composition Copper
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1863
References KM# Tn244,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gray# 277
A Study of Australasian Trade Tokens - An Illustrated Reference of the Merchants Tokens used in Colonial Australia & New Zealand
by Simon Gray
(Self published )

Obverse

Kangaroo right

Lettering:
MELBOURNE
J.W.TAYLOR MEDALIST TO THE GREAT EXHIBITION.
1851

Reverse

Seated Britannia left legend above

Lettering: AUSTRALIA

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1851  Gray# 277; MC

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