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Token - 1 Penny, Maori Head, Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4425

Summary:
Bronze One Penny Token, minted by Stokes & Martin in Melbourne in 1872. It features a Maori Head and was designed by Julius Hogarth, a Jeweller & Medal Maker, who worked for Stokes and Martin for many years.

Previous Collections: George McArthur
Description:
A bronze token (31 mm diameter) details of the manufacturer: Stokes & Martin 100 Collins St. East, Melbourne, die sinkers, seal engravers, medallists, button check and token makers, military & masonic ornament makers and, on the reverse the bust of a Maori (without tatoos) facing right. The artist's initials I H (Julius Hoharth) are on the shoulder.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 10.097 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: art, button makers, electro plating, military ornaments, wholesale trade
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903)
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1872 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: STOKES & MARTIN / DIE / SINKERS / SEAL ENGRAVERS / MEDALLISTS / BUTTON CHECK TOKEN / MILITARY & MASONIC / ORNAMENT MAKERS / 100 COLLINS ST. / EAST / MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: The bust of a Maori (without tatoos) facing right. The artist's initials I H (Julius Hoharth) are on the shoulder. Behind, ONE PENNY before, TOKEN
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: STOKES & MARTIN DIE SINKERS SEAL ENGRAVERS MEDALLISTS BUTTON CHECK TOKEN MILITARY & MASONIC ORNAMENT MAKERS 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE
Reverse: ONE PENNY TOKEN
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Stokes & Martin (Mint), New Zealand
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 566
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 240
  3. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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