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Australia Token

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Type Token
Title Australia Token
Grade MS63
Service NGC

1851 1/2 P Australia W.J. Taylor Halfpenny Token, Seated Britannia / Melbourne Kangaroo, KM-Tn244, MS63 Brown NGC. Die alignment: 360?. A beautiful example of the Australian halfpenny token struck by W.J. Taylor, the obverse of which was muled with the Vlack K reverse die used in the Washington & Independence Military Bust series. It is interesting to observe that this piece was struck after the muling, as can be seen by the extensive die cracks through MELBOURNE that are not seen on the muling. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15514, realized $408. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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