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Token - 1 Penny, Late Strike, Collins & Co, Cheap Clothing Bazaar, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3622

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, a late strike minted by Stokes, Melbourne, circa 1918. Issued by Collins & Co, Cheap Clothing Bazaar, Bathurst, 1864. Collins & Co appears to have existed only for a short period, their products included: Groceries, Wines, Spirits, & Clothing.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) with the name, address and the business of the firm that originally commissioned the obverse die: Collins & Co. Cheap Clothing Bazaar, Bathurst muled with a corroded die originally employed for tokens issued by Caro & Co, Christchurch, New Zealand, a ploughman with the motto 'trade and agriculture'.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.060 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: late strikes
Themes this item is part of: Collins & Co., Drapers, Bathurst, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, J. Caro & Co., General Ironmongers, Christchurch, New Zealand, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: late strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1918 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within line circle, COLLINS & CO around, CHEAP CLOTHING BAZAAR BATHURST
Reverse Description: A ploughman around above, TRADE AND AGRICULTURE around below in small letters T. STOKES MELB
(Struck from a corroded die)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: COLLINS & CO CHEAP CLOTHING BAZAAR BATHURST
Reverse: TRADE AND AGRICULTURE T. STOKES MELB
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint)
Commissioned By: Collins & Co, Cheap Clothing Bazaar, 1862

Obverse die
Commissioned By (Probable): Caro, J. & Co. General Ironmongers

Reverse die
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 74
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 15
  3. [Article] Sharples, John P. 1993. A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria 1848 to 1862. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. vol.7: p.1-77.

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