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John Allen - General Stores

John Allen - General Stores
Source : Museums Victoria


John Allen is said to have rejected tokens made for him by the Sydney Medalist J.C. Thornthwaite in 1855. According to Andrews, tokens made by Thornthwaite were rejected by both John and his brother William of nearby Jamberoo because of their poor workmanship. Andrews relates that after John had rejected his tokens they were disposed of at a penny each by Thornthwaite to the toll gatekeeper at Annandale [Sydney], who passed them on in change to hapless wayfarers.

Less than 5 known.

John Allen - General Stores values and prices

The value of a australian token depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.


Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67


  • Issuer: John Allen
  • Mint : John Craven Thornthwaite
  • Issuing date : 1855
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↓
  • Weight: 16.4 grams
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 11
  • Andrews #: 5
  • Gray #: 4

The values on this page are in Australian dollars (AUD).

Last update : Thursday, November 5, 2020

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