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Token - 1 Penny, R. Henry, Ironmonger, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, circa 1860 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11239

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by an unknown British mint. Issued by R. Henry, Ironmonger, Hobart, Tasmania, circa 1860.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) with milled edge featuring the name address and business of the issuer: R. Henry 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town wholesale and retail ironmonger. The reverse illustrates a group of fifteen agricultural hand tools gives the denomination, one penny, and employs the British token formular: PAYABLE ON DEMAND AT R. HENRY'S. This token has been cleaned.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.995 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural hand tools, agriculture, ironmongers, retail trade, retailing, wholesale trade
Themes this item is part of: 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 - Tasmania
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1860 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in five lines with first and last curved around the rim: R. HENRY / WHOLESALE / AND RETAIL l IRONMONGER / 96 LIVERPOOL ST. HOBART TOWN
Reverse Description: At centre a group of fifteen agricultural hand tools, around, . ONE PENNY TOKEN . PAYABLE ON DEMAND AT R. HENRY'S
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: R. HENRY WHOLESALE AND RETAIL IRONMONGER 96 LIVERPOOL ST. HOBART TOWN
Reverse: ONE PENNY TOKEN PAYABLE ON DEMAND AT R. HENRY'S
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: R Henry, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1855-1865
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. 225
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 105

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