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Token - 1 Penny, Metcalfe & Lloyd, Grocers, Wine & Spirit Merchants, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11423

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by an unknown British mint. Issued by Metcalfe & Lloyd, Grocers, Wine & Spirit Merchants, Sydney, 1863. This business is the third in a string of token issuing businesses involving either H.G. Hanks, A. Lloyd, or their descendants. William F. Lloyd (thought to be the son or nephew of A. Lloyd) and Thomas Metcalfe opened a business in 1863, known as Metcalfe and Lloyd. They traded from Hanks & Lloyd's original premises, 478 George Street. When Lloyd retired in 1866 the new partner's name was included in the title of the renamed business, Metcalfe and Foss. Metcalfe and Foss ceased trading in 1868.
Description:
A round bronze token (34 mm diameter). The token design featues the name, address, business of the issuer and date of issue: Metcalf & Lloyd, 478 George Street Sydney, shipping and family grocers, wine and spirit merchants and purveyors of concentrated family coffee, 1863. Much of the legend around the rim of the obverse has been re-entered; a partly re-fillef Y can be seen after FAMILY and the S of GROCERS is clearly over a letter R. This token has been cleaned and the reverse re-toned green.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.613 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: coffee, grocers, retailing, shops, spirits, wine spirit merchants, navy
Themes this item is part of: Metcalfe & Lloyd, Shipping & Family Grocers, Sydney, New South Wales, 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 - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1863 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre, METCALF / & / LLOYD / 478 GEORGE STREET / SYDNEY; around above, SHIPPING AND FAMILY GROCERS
Much of the legend around the rim of the obverse has been re-entered; a partly re-fillef Y can be seen after FAMILY and the S of GROCERS is clearly over a letter R. Border of 155 dots.
Reverse Description: At centre, WINE / AND / SPIRIT / MERCHANTS; around, PURVEYORS OF THE CONCENTRATED FAMILY COFFEE 1863. Border of 134 dots.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: METCALF & LLOYD 478 GEORGE STREET SYDNEY SHIPPING AND FAMILY GROCERS
Reverse: WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS PURVEYORS OF THE CONCENTRATED FAMILY COFFEE 1863
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Metcalfe & Lloyd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1863
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. 369
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 171

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