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Token Die - 1 Penny, Hugh Peck, Estate Agent & Money Lender, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35769

Summary:
Steel one Penny Token obverse die, created by Thomas Stokes in Melbourne. Used to mint tokens for Hugh Peck, an Estate Agent & Money Lender in Melbourne, circa 1862. 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 steel die 55 mm high with a main diameter of 54 mm and a working surface diameter of 34 mm. The die features the name, address and business of the firm that commissioned it: HUGH PECK, 67 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST, MELBOURNE, ESTATE AGENT & MONEY LENDER, HOTEL BROKER & VALUATOR, ESTABLISHED 1853
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 55 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: hotels, money lending, numismatic dies, numismatic technology, real estate
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: dies
Series: Dies, Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1862 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in ten lines, 67 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST / ESTATE AGENT / & MONEY / LENDER / HUGH PECK / HOTEL BROKER / & VALUATOR / ESTABLISHED / 1853 / MELBOURNE all incuse and retrograde.
Inscriptions: HUGH PECK, 67 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST, MELBOURNE, ESTATE AGENT & MONEY LENDER, HOTEL BROKER & VALUATOR, ESTABLISHED 1853
Material: Steel
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1862
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862
Commissioned By: Hugh Peck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 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 and 434
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 203 and 204
  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, 111 and 112

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