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Token - 1 Penny, T.H. Jones & Co, Ironmongers, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, circa 1858 Reg. No: NU 3998
- Copper One Penny Token, minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham. Issued by T.H. Jones & Co, Ironmongers, Ipswich, Queensland, circa 1858. T.H. (Thomas Hayes) Jones & Co. took out a full page advertisement in Pugh's 1862 Queensland Almanac, describing the business as 'wholesale and retail ironmongers' and giving his address as Union Street, Ipswich. The following year Jones' advertisement notified the public that he had moved to Bell Street.
- A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: T.H. Jones & Co. Ipswich Queensland, Ironmongers and General Importers. The reverse features Justice standing blindfolded facing to left extending right arm with balanced scales, inverted cornucopia from which fruit flows held in left (the letter G among the fruit); sailing ship on horizon at left of token. This token has been cleaned.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 1976
|Dimensions:||34 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||14.932 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, T.H. Jones & Co., Ironmongers, Ipswich, Queensland, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Alfred Chitty Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE TOKENS|
|Secondary Classification:||Australia - Queensland|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|DateEra:||circa 1858 AD|
|Obverse Description:||At centre within a line circle, T.H.JONES / & Co. / IPSWICH / QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA; around, IRONMONGERS & GENERAL IMPORTERS +|
|Reverse Description:||Justice standing blindfolded facing to left extending right arm with balanced scales, inverted cornucopia from which fruit flows held in left (letter G among the fruit); above, AUSTRALIA; sailing ship on horizon at left of token.|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: T.H. JONES & Co. IPSWICH QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA IRONMONGERS & GENERAL IMPORTERS
Reverse: AUSTRALIA G
|Issued By:||Jones, T.H. & Co. Ironmongers, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 1850-1867|
|Mint:||Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain|
|Previous Collection:||Mr Alfred Chitty|
Advertisement, Pugh's Queensland Almanac for 1862, unnumbered page;
Advertisement, Pugh's Queensland Almanac for 1863, unnumbered page;
'T.H. Jones and Company, Ironmongers, ca 1860', photograph, John Oxley Library Collection, JOL Neg. 89243, c. 1860;
'A small gathering, ca 1860', photograph, John Oxley Library Collection, JOL Neg. 89248, c. 1860;
Assessment book for Ipswich Municipality, 1867, pp. 3, 25;
Extract from Queensland Electoral Rolls - from 1860 to 1869, search results for T.H. Jones.
Heaton and Sons employed three of their stock standing Justice reverse dies to strike the token issue for T.H. Jones & Co. of Ipswich, Queensland. Although the obverse die cracked slightly from the rim to the T of IMPORTERS early in producing the tokens it did not deteriorate to the point where it needed to be replaced. All tokens are struck with the same obverse (Obverse A). Standard references and the Museum storage are arranged by die combinations fornd on the tokens.
The three reverse dies can be identified by minor variations in spacing between the start and finish of the word AUSTRALIA and the horizon together with slaght changes in the relative position of the head of Justice in relation to the letters as follows:
Die 1st A to Horizon last A to horizon Head
1 6.9 mm 6.5 mm near R