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Token - 1 Penny, Gaisford & Edmonds, Butchers, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3745

Summary:
Bronze One Penny Token, minted by W.J. Taylor, London. Issued by Gaisford & Edmonds, Butchers, Christchurch, 1875.

Previous Collections: George McArthur
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The piece features the name, address and business of the issuer: Gaisford & Edmonds, Colombo St. Christchurch, pork and general butchers The reverse features 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, both arms bare.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.082 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: butchers, retail trade, retailing, nz.chch, christchurch
Themes this item is part of: Gaisford & Edmonds, Butchers, Christchurch, New Zealand, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1875 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in eight lines: GAISFORD & EDMONDS / PORK / & GENERAL / BUTCHERS / COLOMBO STREET / CHRIST / CHURCH / NEW ZEALAND
Reverse Description: 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, both arms bare. Above, NEW ZEALAND in exergue, 1875.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GAISFORD & EDMONDS PORK & GENERAL BUTCHERS COLOMBO STREET CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND
Reverse: NEW ZEALAND 1875
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Gaisford & Edmonds Butchers, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, 1875
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1875
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 142
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 79
  3. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981, No. 317
  4. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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