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Token - Halfpenny, Paper, Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway Co, Victoria, Australia, circa 1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32487

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway Co. Paper Token Halfpenny c. 1863 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Description:
A circular uniface card (28 mm diameter) printed with the name of the issuing company : Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway Co. and a promise to pay the bearer one Half-Penny. It is signed in ink TW (?)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.45 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: rail transport, railways
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1863 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: At centre in five lines PAY / BEARER / ONE / HALF-PENNY / TW, around on a belt, THE MELBOURNE & HOBSONS BAY UNITED RAILWAY Co.
Reverse Description: Olain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: THE MELBOURNE & HOBSONS BAY UNITED RAILWAY Co. PAY BEARER ONE HALF-PENNY
Shape: Round
Material: Cardboard
Issued By: Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1863
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty

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