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Token - 1 Shilling, Macintosh & Degraves, Sawmills, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1823 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3000

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

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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.591 g (Weight)

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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 & DEGRAVES around above, SAW MILLS
Reverse Description: At centre a kangaroo seated right looking back above, TASMANIA below, 1823
Edge Description: Plain
Reverse: TASMANIA 1823
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Macintosh & Degraves, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Commissioned By: Macintosh & Degraves, Tasmania, Australia

The tokens bear the date 1823 but this is not the date of production.
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: Andrews 330 = Heyde 150/2
McNeice, R., Coins and Tokens of Tasmania, 1803 - 1910, pp.92 -102.
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No.330
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No.150/2
  3. [Book], Roger McNeice, Coins and Tokens of Tasmania 1803-1910

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