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Token - 1 Shilling, Macintosh & Degraves, Sawmills, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1823 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3001

Australia Tasmania Hobart
Macintosh & Degraves Token Shilling 1823 (AD)
Mint: Uncertain British

Standard References: Andrews 680 = Heyde Related 52
Other Details: The circumstances surrounding the production of this token are unclear. The date is not the date of production, nor did it enter circulation in Tasmania. Macintosh & Degraves ran a saw mill. The British Museum recieved their example in 1848.
A round silver token (22 mm diameter) featuring the name and business of the company which commissioned the tokens: Macintosh & Degraves, Saw Mills. The obverse states that it is a one shilling token while the reverse depicts a kangaroo seated looking back and gives the colonial name TASMANIA and the date 1823. This token is holed through AV of DEGRAVES and has been flattened at the edges.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.236 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: holed and damaged

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Tagged with: sawmills, timber
Themes this item is part of: Macintosh & Degraves, Sawmill Operators, Tasmania, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Tasmania
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1823 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: At centre in three lines, ONE / SHILLING / TOKEN around below, MACINTOSH & DEGR[AV]ES around above, SAW MILLS
Holed through AV of DEGRAVES
Reverse Description: At centre a kangaroo seated right looking back above, TASMANIA below, 1823
Edge Description: Plain
Reverse: TASMANIA 1823
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Silver
Issued By: Macintosh & Degraves, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Commissioned By: Macintosh & Degraves, Tasmania, Australia
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: Andrews 330 = Heyde 150/2
  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

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