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Token Die - 1 Penny, W.R. Watson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35755

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
W.R. Watson Trade Token Penny Die 1862 (AD)
Mint: Thomas Stokes
Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria

Die produced by Stokes and used to strike trade tokens in 1862 and was employed post World War I for re-striking for collectors. See token NU 4503 for example of token struck with this die just after the damage began..
Description:
A steel die 55 mm high with a base diameter of 54 mm and a working surface diameter of 34 mm. The die features the name, address and business of the issuer: W.R. Watson & Co. Town Hall Hotel, Armstrong Street, Ballarat, wine & spirits merchants. The die is slightly rusted, the working face is partly pitted and a large chip has occurred at the rim of the working face at 08.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 54 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: hotels, numismatic dies, numismatic technology, spirits, wine spirit merchants
Themes this item is part of: W.R. Watson, Hotelier, Town Hall Hotel, Ballarat, Victoria (circa 1820s-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures 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: dies
Series: Dies, Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: TOWN HALL HOTEL / WINE & SPIRIT / W.R.WATSON & CO. / MERCHANTS / ARMSTRONG ST. BALLARAT (incuse mirror)
Inscriptions: Obverse: TOWN HALL HOTEL WINE & SPIRIT W.R.WATSON & CO. MERCHANTS ARMSTRONG ST. BALLARAT
Material: Steel
Issued By: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Commissioned By: W. Watson - Town Hall Hotel, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Previous Collection: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Numismatics Collection, pre 1976

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