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Token - Threepence, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co, Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3010

Australia New South Wales Sydney
Hogarth, Erichsen & Co. Token Threepence 1858 (AD)
Mint: see References
Previous collections: George McArthur
Standard references: Andrews 687 = Heyde 115/2
A round silver token (16 mm dia) featuring the name and business of the issuer:
Hogarth, Erichsen and Co., Jewellers Sydney around a kangaroo and emu standing either side of a small palm with four distinct heads. The stop before and after SYDNEY 7.6 mm apart. There is a die crack down the back of the kangaroo.
The reverse features the denomination "3" within an oak wreath and the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.208 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, McArthur Bequest, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903)
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1858 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Kangaroo to left and emu to right of a palm tree that has four distinct heads; around, HOGARTH ERICHSEN &C JEWELLERS .SYDNEY. There is a die crack down the back of the kangaroo. Curved base to ground above SYDNEY.
Reverse Description: At centre within an oak wreath a large numeral 3, 8 mm tall, this divides the date 18 58
Edge Description: Plain
Reverse: 3 1858
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1858
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Andrews 687 = Heyde 115/2
  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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