Token - 1 Shilling, Macintosh & Degraves, Sawmills, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1823 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
|Dimensions:||22 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||4.591 g (Weight)|
|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|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: MACINTOSH & DEGRAVES SAW MILLS ONE SHILLING TOKEN
Reverse: TASMANIA 1823
|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|
Andrews 330 = Heyde 150/2
McNeice, R., Coins and Tokens of Tasmania, 1803 - 1910, pp.92 -102.
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