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Token - 1 Penny, Samuel Henry, Deloraine Emporium, Tasmania, Australia, 1857 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3863

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by W.J. Taylor, London. Issued by Samuel Henry, Deloraine Emporium, Tasmania, 1857.
Description:
A round bronze token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: Samuel Henry, Deloraine Emporium, Tasmania. The reverse features an emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, around above, TASMANIA, in exergue the date 1857. This token is in lightly toned uncirculated condition.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 16.252 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: retail trade, retailing
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Tasmania
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1857 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Across centre, SAMUEL HENRY curved above, DELORAINE curved below, EMPORIUM
Reverse Description: An emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, around above, TASMANIA, in exergue the date 1857
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: SAMUEL HENRY DELORAINE EMPORIUM
Reverse: TASMANIA 1857
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Samuel Henry - Deloraine Emporium, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia, 1857
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1857
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: Petterwood, G., 'Tasmanian Tradesmen's Tokens', Tasmanian Numismatist, Internet Edition, Vol.6, No.11, November 2001;
Tasmanian Colonial Index, 1816 - 1889, Search results for 'George Hutton' and 'G Hutton'.
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 104
  2. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 226
  3. [Book], Roger McNeice, Coins and Tokens of Tasmania 1803-1910, p.80 Pages

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