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BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« on: August 29, 2012, 04:13:01 PM »
For our forthcoming online catalogue, we would appreciate a good photo or scan of the octagonal, 27mm, zinc token inscribed BRISBANE BRIDGE  One Penny.

Even if you don't have this token, I'd welcome any citation in Australian numismatic literature. Do other types exist?

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Re: BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 08:23:49 AM »
Brisbane Bridge is listed 'A Pot Pourri of Queensland Numismatica' by George Dean, 2007. Numbers 296 and 297

Although the limited edition book is out of print [I have the last number 50 of 50] the author is working on a new catalogue.
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Re: BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 10:14:28 AM »
Wow! Wow! (not a dog) That's terrific.

Do you know if the author has these two pieces in his collection. My source thought his octagonal was the only survivor in the world.

Second, as the curious would say, how does he know the round piece is indeed from Brisbane? (I suppose he has a photo of his grandfather giving it to the toll collector in front of a "Brisbane Bridge" sign.

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Re: BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 12:04:19 PM »
I have emailed the author; don't hold your breath - it may take some days to receive an reply.  8)
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Re: BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 01:13:06 PM »
The reply has arrived, I quote... "Yes, I own both the Brisbane Bridge pieces you mention and have done so for a decade or more."

So now we have at least two known. He made no reply to the second question, however knowing him I think he would be very sure of his facts.

He does say he is pleased to hear news of research into a new listing.
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Re: BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 09:54:48 PM »
A second example of the BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny was sold in the latest Noble Auction Sale 101 lot 900 where as usual it was hidden away in a group of 9 tokens as its value had been unrecognised. The lot realised $320 plus buyers commission etc. [Sydney, Nov. 2012]

Image from the catalogue and secondly the two images together for comparison showing the variation in the flan.
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Re: BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 05:32:34 AM »
I now have the second piece Dean 297 BRIDGE uniface incuse bracteate zinc sheet 30mm
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Re: BRISBANE BRIDGE One Penny token
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 05:03:19 PM »
Congratulations!  :D