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Token - 1/8 Penny, MacGregor Liard, Nigeria, 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14489

1/8 Penny or 1/400 Dollar, Issued by, MacGreggor Liard, Nigeria, 1858 AD 1274 AH
Mint not recorded

Also attributed to Ghana, Sierra Leone and West Africa
Statement Of Significance:
Struck for use at MacGregor Liard trading posts along the Niger and Benue river systems
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.688 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: sailing vessels, steam ships, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, 18th century trading tokens with ships
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Token
DateEra: 1858 AD
Denomination: 1/8 Penny
Obverse Description: Legend in five lines; at top, LIARD, on ribbon SPERO MELIORA (translation: I hope for better things); divided by centre pillar, 1/8 / PENNY 1/400 DOLLAR; at bottom, 1858
Reverse Description: Three masted schooner rigged screw steamer under sail and steam power to left, above (in arabic numerals) 1/400; in exergue, (in Arabic numeral AH era) 1274
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: MacGregor Liard, Nigeria, 1858
References: Atkins 8
Vice p. 222, No. FT8
  1. [Book], Mr David Vice - Peter Ireland (Format) Ltd., The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958, Birmingham, 1983
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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