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Surcharged Token - 'T D' on 1 Penny, Hide & De Carle, Grocers & Wine Merchants, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1857 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18799

Summary:
Copper one Penny Surcharged Token, minted by Heaton & Sons, 1857. Issued by Hide & De Carle, Grocers & Wine Merchants, Melbourne, 1857. Surcharged 'T heart D'.

Thomas Hide and Edward De Carle formed a partnership in 1857. They had both been running their own businesses in Melbourne for several years beforehand. They founded a Grocery, Wine and Spirit merchant's business on Elizabeth Street, which lasted until 1861. Their business also included a land and estate agency. Hide and De Carle issued a total of 16 types of penny and half penny tokens, eight in 1857 and eight in 1858. All the tokens were struck by Heaton and Sons of Birmingham.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) giving the name address and business of the issuer: Hide & De Carle, Elizabeth St. Melbourne, Grocers and wine merchants.. The token features at centre of the obverse a male lion standing to left with head crowned facing front, its right paw is raised and rests on a shield bearing the Union Jack, its tail curved back over its body. On the reverse a female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her, its end decorated with a cross to hint at a Union Jack (as found beside Britannia on the copper coins of the period). A three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. Justice wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. It bears the date 1857. The reverse has been surcharged with T D seperated by a heart.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.908 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: grocers, surcharged tokens, wine spirit merchants
Themes this item is part of: Hide & De Carle, Grocers, Wine & Spirit Merchants, Melbourne, Victoria, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1857 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within two concentric rings of text devided by a beaded circle, a male lion standing to left with head crowned facing front, its right paw is raised and rests on a shield bearing the Union Jack, its tail curved back over its body. Around, .HIDE & DE CARLE. GROCERS & WINE MERCHANTS / . ELIZABETH STREET . MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her, its end decorated with a cross to hint at a Union Jack (as found beside Britannia on the copper coins of the period). A three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. Justice wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. Around above; MELBOURNE, VICTORIA. in exergue; 1857. The token is surcharged with T a heart D
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HIDE & DE CARLE. GROCERS & WINE MERCHANTS ELIZABETH STREET MELBOURNE
Reverse: MELBOURNE, VICTORIA. 1857 T D
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Hide & De Carle, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1857
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1857
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
References: Gardner, F., Trade tokens and the firms who issued them, The Australian Storekeepers & Traders Journal, 31 August 1911, p. 20 (photocopy);
Gardner, F., Trade tokens and the firms who issued them, The Australian Storekeepers & Traders Journal, 31 May 1910 p. 10;
Melbourne directories from the collection of the State Library of Victoria, 1853-1859;
Advertisement, The Argus, Saturday 2 July 1853, p.9;
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No.228
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, cf No.106/5
  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., V.72

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