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Surcharged Token - 1 Penny, Hugh Peck, Estate Agent & Money Lender, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1862, T.R. & E R, Australia Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18794

Summary:
Copper one Penny Surcharged Token, minted by Thomas Stokes in Melbourne. Issued by Hugh Peck, an Estate Agent & Money Lender in Melbourne, circa 1862. Surcharged T.R. and ER.

Hugh Peck arrived in Victoria in 1852 and established a wholesale hay and corn store in Fitzroy. In 1853 opened a business as 'speculator, auctioneer, and house and land agent' in city. In 1859 he was listed as a Provision Merchant in Collingwood, then as a 'House and estate agent' in 1861. He issued his tokens in 1862.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
Description:
A round a copper token (34 mm diameter) giving the name address and business of the issuer: Hugh Peck, 67 Little Collins Street East, Melbourne, Estate Agent, money lender, Hotel Broker and valuer, rents and debts collector, processes served, levies for rents. This token has been surcharged twice : T. R and ER and has been cleaned and marked with the number 211 in ink.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.13 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: surcharged tokens
Themes this item is part of: Hugh Peck, Shop Keeper & Money Lender, Melbourne, Victoria (circa 1824-1904), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in 10 lines: 67 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST / ESTATE AGENT / & MONEY / LENDER / HUGH PECK / HOTEL BROKER / & VALUATOR / ESTABLISHED / 1853 / MELBOURNE
The number 211 has been written on an area flattened by the reverse surcharges.
Reverse Description: Legend in 9 lines: 67 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST / RENTS & DEBTS / COLLECTED / HUGH PECK / PROCESS SERVED / LEVIES FOR RENT / ESTABLISHED / 1853 / MELBOURNE surcharged twice : T. R and ER
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Hugh Peck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1862
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1862
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. 433
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 203
  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. 121b

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