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Surcharged Token - 1 Penny, Union Bakery Co, Christchurch, circa 1872, 'Per Mare', New Zealand Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18871

Summary:
Copper one Penny token, minted by Stokes & Martin of Melbourne. Issued by the Union Bakery Company of Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1872. Surcharged PER MARE.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
Description:
A round bronze token (31 mm diameter). The piece features the name, address and the business of the issuer: Union Bakery Company, wholesale and retail bakers, conferctioner and grocers, Christchurch and a wheatsheaf surcharged 4 times with an oval containing a cross and the words PER MARE on a garter
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 10.13 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: bakers, confectioners, grocers, retail trade, retailing, surcharged tokens, wholesale trade
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1872 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Around above a wheatsheaf in two lines, UNION BAKERY / COMPANY; below, CHRISTCHURCH surcharged 4 times with an oval containing a cross and the words PER MARE on a garter
Reverse Description: Legend in seven lines: WHOLESALE / AND / RETAIL / BAKERS / CONFECTIONERS / AND / GROCERS
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: UNION BAKERY COMPANY CHRISTCHURCH surcharged PER MARE
Reverse: WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BAKERS CONFECTIONERS AND GROCERS
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Union Bakery Company, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, 1872-1880
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872-1880
Previous Collection: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Numismatics Collection, pre 1976
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 588
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 256
  3. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981, No. 343
  4. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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