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Token - Halfpenny, Mrs Fisher, Draper, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1857 Reg. No: NU 3708
- Australia Victoria South Yarra
Fisher Token Halfpenny 1857 (AD)
Mint: W.J. Taylor, London
Standard References: Andrews 122 = Heyde 70 = Sharples V.200
- 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
|Dimensions:||28 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||7.569 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE TOKENS|
|Secondary Classification:||Australia - Victoria|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: FISHER DRAPER MARLBOROUGH HOUSE GARDENERS CREEK ROAD
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1857
|Issued By:||Mrs Fisher, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1857|
|Mint:||W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1857|
|Previous Collection:||Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880|
Andrews 122 = Heyde 70 = Sharples V.200
-Sharples, J.. 'Catalogue of Victorian Trade Tokens'. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. Vol. 7. December 1993: pp. 74 - 75.
- Hope, John. Biography of Mrs Fisher. Unpublished MSS. 2005: 1pp.
"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.
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