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Token - 1 Penny, W. Petersen, Christchurch, Watchmaker & Jeweller, Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 11522

Summary:
New Zealand Christchurch
W. Petersen Token Penny, c. 1858
Mint: Thomas Stokes, Melbourne

Standard References: Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 338
Other Details: Petersen was a watchmaker and jeweller. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand on 25 March 1897.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) giving the name address and business of the issuer: W. Petersen, watchmaker and jeweller, High Street, Christchurch. The reverse depicts a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.306 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: jewellery, retail trade, retailing, watchmakers, nz.chch, christchurch, horology
Themes this item is part of: B.M. Petersen (W. Petersen), Watchmaker & Jeweller, Christchurch, New Zealand (1837-1916), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1863 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Around a border formed by a line circle; W. PETERSEN : HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH : within in three lines, WATCHMAKER / AND / JEWELLER
Reverse Description: At centre a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup around in two curved lines, EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED / ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED in small letters along beaded border the mint name, T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: W. PETERSEN HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER
Reverse: EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Benjamin Petersen - Watchmaker and Jeweller, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, 1857-1872
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1857-1872
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
References: Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 338
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921
  4. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967
  5. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981
  6. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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