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Token - 1/2 Penny, Soloman, Dickson & Taylor, St Helena, 1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14488

1/2 Penny, Issued by Soloman, Dickson & Taylor, St. Helena, circa 1821
Mint not recorded
Statement Of Significance:
'According to Philip Gosse in his book St. Helena 1502-1938, 'L147 worth of halfpenny tokens (70,560) were issued and were in circulation for many years before they came to official notice, when orders were issued for there withdrawal' Vice p. 232 who goes on to suggest those orders were probably in 1834 when the Crown took over from the East India Company.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.706 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: St Helena
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1821 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre in script lettering, SDT; around, ONE HALFPENNY
Reverse Description: Around, PAYABLE AT ST. HELENA; at centre, BY / SOLOMON / DICKSON / AND / TAYLOR
Edge Description: Diagonal milling, ///
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Soloman, Dickson & Taylor, St Helena, 1821
References: Vice 5
  1. [Book], Mr David Vice - Peter Ireland (Format) Ltd., The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958, Birmingham, 1983, 227-237 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 999 Pages

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