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William Allen - General Stores

William Allen - General Stores
Source : Museums Victoria


William Allen, like his brother John from Kiama, ordered tokens from J.C. Thornthwaite in 1855. And like John, he rejected his tokens because of their dismal appearance. According to Andrews, Thornthwaite sold them to the tollbridge keeper at the Annandale bridge who passed them on in change to the hapless wayfarers.

Less than 50 known.

William 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: William Allen
  • Mint : John Craven Thornthwaite
  • Issuing date : 1855
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↓
  • Weight: 15 grams
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 12
  • Andrews #: 6
  • Gray #: 5

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

Last update : Thursday, November 5, 2020

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