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Token - 1 Penny, R.S. Waterhouse, Baby Linen Warehouse, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, circa 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11617

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by an unknown British mint. Issued by R.S. Waterhouse, Baby Linen Warehouse, Hobart, circa 1858. Rowland Skipsey Waterhouse was born on 29 January 1818, the son of a Methodist clergyman. In October 1839 the firm of R.S. Waterhouse and brothers was established as General Printers and Bookbinders in Hobart Town. Waterhouse's bussiness interests expanded to include ironmongery and drapery.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name, address and business of the company which issued the tokens: R.S. Waterhouse, Manchester House, Hobart Town drapery establishment. The reverse of the token depicts a child suspended from a walking trainer. This token has been cleaned
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.463 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: drapers, infants clothing, toys, gold
Themes this item is part of: Rowland Skipsey Waterhouse, Draper & Printer, Hobart, Tasmania (1818-1900), Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Tasmania
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1858 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: R.S.WATERHOUSE / DRAPERY / ESTABLISHMENT / HOBART TOWN / ONE PENNY / TOKEN / MANCHESTER HOUSE, the first and last lines being curved
Reverse Description: Child in Victorian clothing hanging in walking trainer; around in two lines, FOR READY MONEY THE SPIRIT OF TRADE / BABY LINEN WAREHOUSE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: R.S.WATERHOUSE DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT HOBART TOWN ONE PENNY TOKEN MANCHESTER HOUSE
Reverse: FOR READY MONEY THE SPIRIT OF TRADE BABY LINEN WAREHOUSE
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Rowland Waterhouse - Baby Linen Warehouse, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1850-1865
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 606
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 267

Comments

Bob waterhouse Posted on 22 Dec 2010 7:24 PM
Bach in the 1980s I managed to collect some 7of these penny tokens along with 5!/2 Penny ones. the price then was around $7.00 but as time went by and dealers knew there was a Collector the price went up to +/- $20.00. These were collected to pass on to Waterhouse family members from the Halifax/ Carey St London stock who arrived in Adelaide cc May 1871. we are now settled in Bunbury WA after the Grandfather brought the family to The Coolgardie Goldfields in Nov 1893.

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