Token - Halfpenny, Crocker & Hamilton, Drapers & Clothiers, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1857 Reg. No: NU 3639
- Copper Halfpenny Token, minted by an unknown British Mint. Issued by Crocker & Hamilton, Drapers & Clothiers, Adelaide, circa 1857. The firm Crocker & Hamilton, Drapers, were in business from at least 1854. They are listed in Howell's Adelaide Directory for 1858, although the partnership must have been dissolved between the time Howell collected the listings for his directory and July of that year as during that month advertisements appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser informing the public that Crocker & Co. were 'SELLING OFF, SELLING OFF. - Crocker & Co. beg to inform the public of South Australia that they have determined on relinquishing the DRAPERY TRADE.' These advertisements continued until September 1858, indicating that the public had not cleared the stock of Crocker & Co. at any great pace.
- A round copper token (28 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: Crocker & Hamilton of Adelaide, Port Adelaide and Burra Burra, Drapers, Silk Merchants and Clothiers. It features a front view of the companies shop at Regent House in Adelaide.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||28 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||7.755 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||clothing trade, drapers, silk, tailors|
|Themes this item is part of:||Crocker & Hamilton, Drapers, Adelaide, South Australia, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE TOKENS|
|Secondary Classification:||Australia - South Australia|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|Obverse Description:||At centre within line circle, DRAPERS / SILK MERCHANTS / AND / CLOTHERS; around, CROCKER AND HAMILTON . 1857 . Fine die cracks from rim to R of CROCKER and from rim to M of HAMILTON.|
|Reverse Description:||At centre within line circle a view of the shop front the windows filled with clothing, above the door, REGENT HOUSE; below the windows left, TAILORS right, DRAPERS; around, ADELAIDE, PORT ADELAIDE . AND BURRA BURRA .|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: CROCKER AND HAMILTON DRAPERS SILK MERCHANTS AND CLOTHERS 1857
Reverse: ADELAIDE, PORT ADELAIDE AND BURRA BURRA REGENT HOUSE TAILORS DRAPERS
|Issued By:||Crocker & Hamilton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1857
Also Port Adelaide & Burra Burra.
|Previous Collection:||Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880|
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