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Token - 1 Penny, William Froomes, Draper, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3743

Summary:
Australia Victoria Castlemaine
W. Froomes Token Penny, 1862 (AD)
Mint: Thomas Stokes
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Standard References: Andrews 141 = Heyde 78 = Sharples V.22
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: W. Froomes, Market Square Castlemaine, family draper, clothier & outfitter. The reverse features a coat of arms consisting of a central shield set on grass covered ground and below Rising Sun. On left a kangaroo seated facing out but head back towards sun (sejant sinister reguardant) and on right emu with similar stance (passant dexter reguardant). Below ground line and set on a spread bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE VICTORIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is not shaded. The quarters contain: top left, a three-masted sailing ship; top right, a golden fleece; bottom left, an anchor; and bottom right, a wheat sheaf. Around above, VICTORIA . 1862 around below in two lines, T. STOKES MAKER / 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE. The T of EAST is below the AK of MAKER. There is a metal flaw at the rim between 05 and 06.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.336 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: clothing trade, drapers, outfitters
Themes this item is part of: William Froomes, Draper, Castlemaine, Victoria (1830-1873), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Clothing & Textiles Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within a line circle, W.FROOMES/MARKET SQR./CASTLEMAINE around, FAMILY DRAPER CLOTHIER & OUTFITTER :; border of 112 beads.
Reverse Description: Coat of arms consisting of a central shield set on grass covered ground and below Rising Sun. On left a kangaroo seated facing out but head back towards sun (sejant sinister reguardant) and on right emu with similar stance (passant dexter reguardant). Below ground line and set on bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE VICTORIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is not shaded. The quarters contain: top left, a three-masted sailing ship; top right, a golden fleece; bottom left, an anchor; and bottom right, a wheat sheaf. Around above, VICTORIA . 1862 around below in two lines, T. STOKES MAKER / 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE. The neck of the emu is poorly engraved with additional line to the left, the T of EAST is below the letters AK of MAKER.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: W.FROOMES MARKET SQR. CASTLEMAINE FAMILY DRAPER CLOTHIER & OUTFITTER
Reverse: VICTORIA 1862 T. STOKES MAKER 100 COLLINS ST EAST MELBOURNE ADVANCE VICTORIA
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: William Froomes, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Andrews 141 = Heyde 78 = Sharples V.22
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967
  3. [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.

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