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Advertising Token - Stokes & Martin Plating, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873-1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33485

Summary:
Advertising Token, minted by Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, for Stokes and Martin plating, 1873-1893.

In 1873 Thomas Stokes took a partner, Martin, into his business. The partnership lasted until 1893, when a disastrous fire damaged a large portion of the business. Unfortunately Martin had forgotten to renew the fire insurance policy, and the partnership was dissolved as a result. Stokes rebuilt the business as Stokes & Son. Stokes (Australasia) Pty Ltd is today located in Ringwood.

Previous Collections: McArthur, George
Description:
Round Gilt Advertising Token.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.53 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: advertising
Themes this item is part of: George Selth Coppin, Comic Actor & Entrepreneur (1819-1906), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: checks
Series: Advertising
DateEra: 1873-1893 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of George Coppin left; around above, HOW TO SAVE MONEY; around below, * ADVICE GRATIS *
Reverse Description: Within shield, AT / STOKES / & /MARTIN 29 / L.COLLINS STREET E. around in two lines, HAVE YOUR OLD PLATED WARE MADE EQUAL TO NEW / AT HALF THE ORIGINAL COST
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Bust of George Coppin left; around above, HOW TO SAVE MONEY; around below, * ADVICE GRATIS * (obverse)
Within shield, AT / STOKES / & /MARTIN 29 / L.COLLINS STREET E. around in two lines, HAVE YOUR OLD PLATED WARE MADE EQUAL TO NEW / AT HALF THE ORIGINAL COST(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873-1893
Person Depicted: Mr George Coppin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873-1893
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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