Author Topic: Gold-Plated Base Metal WJ Taylor Restrike Port Phillip Kangaroo Office  (Read 51 times)

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Offline sterlingcurrency

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I recently acquired this gold-plated base metal restrike, and am currently trying to attribute the reverse die. This may give a better idea of whether the piece was struck in Australia by Stokes, or in the UK by one of WJ Taylor's sons.

The token has the following characteristics: Diameter: 28.67mm; Thickness: 2.38mm; Weight: 10.93g; Edge: Plain

I believe the reverse was for some kind of employee check, but I have no idea what C.M. Might refer to.

The obverse die looks to have been for either the Port Phillip halfpenny or twopence - the diameter is very similar.

Any guidance or help will be appreciated!

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Re: Gold-Plated Base Metal WJ Taylor Restrike Port Phillip Kangaroo Office
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 11:20:16 AM »
If it is an employee check of some kind the lines under CM might be a guide to stamping an employee identification number...unique of course to each token.

Bruce
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