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Token - 1 Penny, Gaisford & Edmonds, Butchers, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11157

Summary:
Bronze One Penny Token, minted by W.J. Taylor, London. Issued by Gaisford & Edmonds, Butchers, Christchurch, 1875.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The piece features the name, address and business of the issuer: Gaisford & Edmonds, Colombo St. Christchurch, pork and general butchers 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, both arms bare.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.363 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: butchers, retail trade, retailing, nz.chch, christchurch, gilmour, john, new plymouth
Themes this item is part of: Gaisford & Edmonds, Butchers, Christchurch, New Zealand, 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: 1875 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in eight lines: GAISFORD & EDMONDS / PORK / & GENERAL / BUTCHERS / COLOMBO STREET / CHRIST / CHURCH / NEW ZEALAND
Reverse Description: 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, both arms bare. Above, NEW ZEALAND in exergue, 1875.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GAISFORD & EDMONDS PORK & GENERAL BUTCHERS COLOMBO STREET CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND
Reverse: NEW ZEALAND 1875
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Gaisford & Edmonds Butchers, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, 1875
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1875
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. 142
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 79
  3. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981, No. 317
  4. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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