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Surcharged Token - 'J.M.' on 1 Penny, Myles Barrowclough, Bookseller & Stationer, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18785

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne, 1862. Issued by Myles Barrowclough, Bookseller & Stationer, Richmond. Surcharged J.M. Myles Barraclough probally arrived in Victoria around 1852, shortly aftwards he married Annie Byers, they had five children together. By 1854 Myles was advertising his business as a 'Bookseller and Stationer' in Brunswick Street, Myles appeared in Melbourne Commercial Directories for the first time in 1861, with a shop located in Bridge Road, Richmond. In November 1861 he advertised that he was selling 'EXPLORING EXPEDITION - BURKE and WILLS's DIARIES, with Portraits; Howitt's Journal, and King's Narrative complete. Bussiness slowed and he sold the bussiness around 1863 and took up teaching in the Wesleyan School System.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) with the name, address and business of the issuer: Barroclough, 100 Bridge Road, Richmond, Bookseller and Stationer. The reverse is a Stokes stock Arms : Coat of arms consisting of a central shield set on grass covered ground and below Rising Sun. On left a kangaroo seated facing out but head back towards sun (sejant sinister reguardant) and on right emu with similar stance (passant dexter reguardant). Below ground line and set on bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is shaded with horizontal and vertical lines, hatched around the stars. The quarters contain: top left, a three-masted sailing ship; top right, a golden fleece; bottom left, an anchor; and bottom right, a wheat sheaf. Around above, VICTORIA . 1862 around below in two lines, T. STOKES MAKER / 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE surcharged J.M.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.48 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: booksellers, stationery, surcharged tokens
Themes this item is part of: Myles Barrowclough, Bookseller & Teacher, Richmond, Victoria (1833-1896), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: surcharged strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within a line circle in four lines (the first curved, BARROWCLOUGH / 100 / BRIDGE / ROAD; around, BOOKSELLER & STATIONER * RICHMOND *
Reverse Description: Coat of arms consisting of a central shield set on grass covered ground and below Rising Sun. On left a kangaroo seated facing out but head back towards sun (sejant sinister reguardant) and on right emu with similar stance (passant dexter reguardant). Below ground line and set on bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is shaded with horizontal and vertical lines, hatched around the stars. The quarters contain: top left, a three-masted sailing ship; top right, a golden fleece; bottom left, an anchor; and bottom right, a wheat sheaf. Around above, VICTORIA . 1862 around below in two lines, T. STOKES MAKER / 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE. The T of T. STOKES above the first LL of COLLINS and the T EAST is below the A of MAKER. The standard references for this die are Andrews 10 = Heyde Arms 2 = Sharples Arms 3. Surcharged J.M.
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: BARROWCLOUGH 100 BRIDGE ROAD RICHMOND BOOKSELLER & STATIONER
Reverse: VICTORIA . 1862 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA T. STOKES MAKER 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE surcharged J.M.
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Myles Barrowclough, Bookseller & Stationer, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Previous Collection: Mr Alfred Chitty
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No.29
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No.20/2
  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.187

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