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Token - 1 Penny, J.W.& G. Williams, Ironmongers & Drapers, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, circa 1858 Reg. No: NU 4553
- Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne. Issued by J.W.& G. Williams, Ironmongers & Drapers, Eaglehawk, Victoria, circa 1858. John Williams arrived in Melbourne from Yorkshire in 1849. His brother George joined him a year later and the brothers tried their luck in the Bendigo gold fields and ended up establishing a general store in Eaglehawk. They described themselves as 'ironmongers, grocers, drapers, gold office, wine and spirit merchant, and colonial produce merchant.' The brothers worked their store until 1876 when they terminated their partnership. John continued in their original business and George opened another store in the same town.
Previous Collections: Hon. William M.K. Vale
- A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: J.W. Williams, Eaglehawk, Gold Office, wine, spirit and colonial produce merchants, grocers, ironmongers, and drapers. The reverse die has a small crack between the IC of OFFICE which has been transferred to the token.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||34 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||11.390 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||colonial produce, drapers, gold, grocers, ironmongers, spirits, wine spirit merchants|
|Themes this item is part of:||J.W.& G. Williams, General Store Keepers, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, William Mountford Kinsey Vale, Politican (1833-1895)|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE TOKENS|
|Secondary Classification:||Australia - Victoria|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|DateEra:||circa 1858 AD|
|Obverse Description:||J.W.& G. WILLIAMS / GROCERS / IRONMONGERS / & / DRAPERS / EAGLE HAWK
border of 134 beads
|Reverse Description:||GOLD OFFICE / WINE, SPIRIT, / COLONIAL / PRODUCE / MERCHANTS / EAGLE HAWK
border of 133 beads. There is a small die crack between the IC of OFFICE.
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: J. W. & G. WILLIAMS GROCERS IRONMONGERS & DRAPERS EAGLE HAWK
Reverse: GOLD OFFICE WINE, SPIRIT, COLONIAL PRODUCE MERCHANTS EAGLE HAWK
|Issued By:||J.W.& G. Williams, Ironmongers & Drapers, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, circa 1858|
|Mint:||Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Andrews, p.101, gives Stokes as the mint but it doesn't appear to match their work. It is more likley to be an English Mint. - J. Sharples, Oct 2004.
|Previous Collection:||Honourable William Vale|
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