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Medal from Cole's Book Arcade, c1885

This is a gilt bronze medal from Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne. On the obverse is a tree fern and the words: 'THE / GOVERNMENT / OF / RIGHT / THE / RELIGION / OF / GOODNESS / THE / ENGLISH / LANGUAGE / IMPROVED / BY THE / BEST WORDS / OF ALL OTHER / LANGUAGES'. On the reverse is another inscription around a rainbow: 'UNITED ...


George Nichols token penny, 1862

This is a round, copper token featuring the name, business and location of the issuer: George Nichols / Bookseller and Stationer / Opposite Corner to Post Office / Melbourne. The reverse features a coat of arms flanked by an emu and kangaroo. The shield, surmounted by a rising sun, depicts a sailing ship, golden fleece, ...