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Trial Token - Threepence, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co, Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1860 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3021

Australia New South Wales Sydney
Hogarth & Erichsen Token Threepence 1860 (AD) struck over a French 1 franc coin of Louis XVIII
Mint: see References

Standard references: Andrews 691 = Heyde 117/1
A round silver token struck on a worn French franc of Louis XVIII that has also been holed. The token design featuring the name and partial address of the issuer: Hogarth, Erichsen and Co., Sydney around an olive wreath within which the denominational numeral '3' and below which the date, 1860. The reverse features a kangaroo, on left, and emu, on right standing either side of a grass-tree. The original coin is worn.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.392 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: art, jewellery, retailing, shops
Themes this item is part of: Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1860 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: At centre within olive wreath 3; around, HOGARTH & ERICHSEN SYDNEY date, 1860 in small letters below wreath. This struck onto reverse of original coin and holed at 12
Reverse Description: Kangaroo to left and emu to right of a grass tree; around, REMEMBERANCE OF AUSTRALIA. struck onto obverse of French franc, around all is LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HOGARTH & ERICHSEN SYDNEY 1860
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1860
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch
References: Andrews 691 = Heyde 117/1 struck on French franc coin of Louis XVIII
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921
  2. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967

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