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Token - Halfpenny, Mrs Fisher, Draper, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1857 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3709

Summary:
Australia Victoria South Yarra
Fisher Token Halfpenny 1857 (AD)
Mint: W.J. Taylor, London
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Standard References: Andrews 122 = Heyde 70 = Sharples V.200
Description:
A round copper token (28 mm diameter). The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: Fisher, Marlborough House, Gardeners Creek Road, Draper. The reverse features an emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, around above, AUSTRALIA, in exergue the date, 1857.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 7.663 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: drapers
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1857 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: At centre in five lines, FISHER / DRAPER / MARLBOROUGH HOUSE / GARDENERS CREEK ROAD
Reverse Description: An emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, around above, AUSTRALIA, in exergue the date, 1857
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: FISHER DRAPER MARLBOROUGH HOUSE GARDENERS CREEK ROAD
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1857
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Mrs Fisher, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1857
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1857
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Andrews 122 = Heyde 70 = Sharples V.200

"The production of the Fisher tokens is attributed to W.J. Taylor in London on account of the similarity of the reverse type to Taylor's stock penny. In 1857 Stokes acquired the Kangaroo Office press from Reginald Scaife. On assumes that this order for halfpence was passed back to London by Scaife in 1856 at which time he was no longer involved in token manufacture" J. Sharples JNAA.7 p.74
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Sharples, John P. 1993. A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria 1848 to 1862. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. vol.7: p.1-77.
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967
  3. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921

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