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Token - Halfpenny, Warnock Bros, Drapers, Maldon, Victoria, Australia, 1861 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4486

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne Maldon
Warnock Brothers Token Halfpenny, 1861 (AD)
Mint: Heaton & Sons, Birmingham (earlier associated with W.J. Taylor London, see Andrews p. 97)
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Standard References: Andrews 604 = Heyde 266 = Sharples V.183
Description:
A copper trade token penny (28 mm diameter) featuring the name and cities of buisness of the issuer: Warnock Bros. Melbourne & Maldon around 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 and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She 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. The reverse is a stock 'Peace and Plenty' type: a coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY, below, 1861
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.540 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: advance australia
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Warnock Bros., Drapers, Melbourne & Maldon, Victoria, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1861 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse 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 and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She 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, WARNOCK BROS. MELBOURNE & , in exergue, MALDON
Reverse Description: Coat of arms consisting of a central shield below a rising sun with emu and kangaroo supporters. The shield is quartered and contains: top left, Golden Fleece, top right, three masted sailing ship, bottom left bull standing facing left, bottom right, anchor. The supporters stand on a pair of simple curved lines which also hold the base of the shield, a ribbon bearing the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is draped across these lines below their feet. Around above, PEACE & PLENTY, below, 1861
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: WARNOCK BROS. MELBOURNE & MALDON
Reverse: PEACE & PLENTY ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1861
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Warnock Bros, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1861
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1861
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Andrews 604 = Heyde 266 = Sharples V.183
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967
  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.

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