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Token - 1 Penny, S. Clarkson, Importer & Wholesaler, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3612

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by W.J. Taylor, London. Issued by S. Clarkson, Importer & Wholesaler, Christchurch, 1875. Samuel Clarkson was 14 years old when he arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand, with his father. In April 1851 they were joined by his mother and siblings, the family then moved to Christchurch. In 1857 he married a Miss Lodge. Samuel followed his father's trade, working as a carpenter and contractor, he became a person of note after building a spectacular five-roomed house. After several years opened a wholesale builder's merchant's warehouse. He was a wholesaler for some years, and after retiring continued his involvement in the construction industry, acting as agent for a number of construction materials companies.
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 11.380 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Samuel Clarkson, Importer & Wholesaler, Christchurch, New Zealand (1836-1895)
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1875 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Samuel Clarkson - Importer & Wholesaler, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010
  2. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 68

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