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Token - 1 Penny, Charles C. Barley, Auckland, New Zealand, 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11033

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by W. J. Taylor, London. Issued by Charles C. Barley, Auckland, 1858. Barley was a wholesale grocer in Auckland. This was the only issue of tokens he made. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand 25 March 1897.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name, business and townn of the company that issued the tokens: Charles C. Barley, wholesale grocer, Auckland. The reverse features a female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. Around is GOD SAVE THE QUEEN with the date 1858 in exergue.This token has been cleaned and the obverse is re-toned green.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.548 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: grocers, wholesale trade
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, 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: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1858 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in five lines: CHARLES C. BARLEY / WHOLESALE / GROCER / AUCKLAND / NEW ZEALAND
Reverse Description: Female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. Around above, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN in exergue 1858
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: CHARLES C. BARLEY WHOLESALE GROCER AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Reverse: GOD SAVE THE QUEEN 1858
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Charles Barley, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, 1858
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1858
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. 27
  2. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981, No. 305
  3. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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