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Surcharged Token - 'R.Ferguson' on 1 Penny, J.W. Buxton, Stationery Stores, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, circa 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18842

Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne. Issued by J.W. Buxton, Stationery Stores, Brisbane, circa 1862. Surcharged R. FERGUSON. J.W. Buxton appears to have run one of the largest stationery businesses in Brisbane during the 1860s. His wife, Mrs. Buxton, ran a well publicised Ladies Drapery warehouse.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: J.W. Buxton, Ladies Warehouse Brisbane, Stationery Stores. surcharged R. FERGUSON
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.46 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: stationery, surcharged tokens
Themes this item is part of: J.W. Buxton, Stationers & Drapers, Brisbane, Queensland, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Queensland
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Across centre, J.W.BUXTON; around above, STATIONERY; below, STORES
Reverse Description: Across centre, BRISBANE; curved above, LADIES WAREHOUSE; curved below, : QUEENSLAND : surcharged R. FERGUSON
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: J Buxton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, circa 1862
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1862
Surcharged By: R. Ferguson, Queensland, Australia, circa 1865
Previous Collection: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Numismatics Collection, pre 1976
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 56
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 34

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