Check - 5 Shillings, Gunsler's Café Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879-1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 30432

Check for the value of 5 Shillings, minted by Stokes & Martin. Issued by Gunsler's Café Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879-1890. Gunsler's Cafe Hotel operated from 1879-1890, on the site of the City Club Hotel (circa 1872) in Collins Street. Later it became the Vienna Cafe Hotel (1890-1915) and then the Australia Hotel. The new Australia Hotel opened in 1939.

Previous Collections: McArthur Bequest
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics

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Tagged with: hospitality tokens
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: hospitality checks
Series: British Colonial
DateEra: 1879-1890 AD
Denomination: 5 Shillings
Obverse Description: Head of Victoria ?. Around , GUNSLERS CAFE / STOKES & MARTIN
Reverse Description: 5 s
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse) Head of Victoria ?. Around , GUNSLERS CAFE / STOKES & MARTIN
(reverse) 5 s
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Gunsler's Café Hotel, Australia, 1879-1890
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint)
Previous Collection: George McArthur

Part of McArthur Bequest.

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