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Token - 1 Penny, Joseph Brickhill, Draper & General Importer, Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia, 1856 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3571

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, mint unknown. Issued by Joseph Brickhill, Draper & General Importer, Campbell Town, Tasmania, 1856. Joseph Brickhill was born in 1800. In 1836 he purchased a town allotment in Campbell Town and built a large retail store. In his store he kept a large Airedale hound, to scare would-be burglars. One night the dog turned on him and he never fully recovered from the injuries sustained, he died in 1865 aged 65. Brickhill was connected with many business ventures and was a devout Methodist.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
Description:
A circular copper token (34 mm diameter) with the name, address and business of the issuer: Joseph Brickhill, Commercial House, Campbell Town, draper and general importer. The token has no pictorial element but also provides the denomination and date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.571 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: drapers, import trade
Themes this item is part of: Joseph Brickhill, Shop Keeper (1800-1865), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Tasmania
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1856 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in six lines, the first and last curved around inside the beaded rim: . JOSEPH BRICKHILL . / DRAPER / AND / GENERAL / IMPORTER / CAMPBELL TOWN
Reverse Description: Legend in five lines, the first and last curved around inside the beaded rim: . ONE PENNY TOKEN . / ADVANCE / TASMANIA / 1856 / COMMERCIAL HOUSE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: JOSEPH BRICKHILL DRAPER AND GENERAL IMPORTER CAMPBELL TOWN
Reverse: ONE PENNY TOKEN ADVANCE TASMANIA 1856 COMMERCIAL HOUSE
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Joseph Brickhill, Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia, 1856
Previous Collection: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Numismatics Collection, pre 1976
References: McNeice, R., Coins and Tokens of Tasmania, 1803 - 1910, pp. 71-72;
Andrews, A., Australasian Tokens and Coins, p. 32;
1856 Campbell Town Juror's List, transcribed by Alicia Herbert http://www.rootsweb.com/~austas/campbell_townjur.htm ;
Petterwood, G., 'Tasmanian Tradesman's Tokens', in Tasmanian Numismatist, Internet Edition, Vol. 6, Issue 11, November 2001 http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/Nov2001.htm;
Advertisement, Hobart Mercury, 8 July 1854, p. 4.
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 45
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 27

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