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Token - Halfpenny, Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1852 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11509

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Tea Stores Token Halfpenny, 1852 (AD)
Raised bricks, sunken joints type with no perspective on side wall.
Mint: J.C. Thornthwaite

Standard References: Andrews 428 = Heyde 248/1
Description:
A round copper token (29 mm diameter). The token design featuring the business and foundation date of the issuer: Tea Stores Steam Coffee Mill. It features a view of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORE / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED / 1835 / SYDNEY. On the reverse is Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthian helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1852 and, in small letters below shield, JCT.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.644 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: coffee, retail trade, retailing, tea
Themes this item is part of: Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, John Craven Thornthwaite, Token Maker & Medalist, Sydney, New South Wales (1820-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures 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: 1852 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: View of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORE / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS, shopfront bricks raised in exergue, ESTABLISHED / 1835 / SYDNEY
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthian helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1852 and, in small letters below shield, JCT
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: TEA STORE STEAM COFFEE MILLs ESTABLISHED 1835 SYDNEY
Reverse: BRITANNIA 1852 JCT
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Tea Stores, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1852
Mint: John Thornthwaite, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia, 1852
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
References: Andrews 428 = Heyde 248/1
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967

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