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Token - 1 Penny, W. Petersen, Christchurch, Watchmaker & Jeweller, Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29465

Summary:
New Zealand Christchurch
W. Petersen Token Penny, c. 1858
Mint: Thomas Stokes, Melbourne
Previous Collections: Henry Smith
Standard References: Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 338
Other Details: Petersen was a watchmaker and jeweller. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand on 25 March 1897.
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) giving the name address and business of the issuer: W. Petersen, watchmaker and jeweller, High Street, Christchurch. The reverse depicts a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1988
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.60 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: jewellery, retail trade, retailing, watchmakers, nz.chch, christchurch
Themes this item is part of: B.M. Petersen (W. Petersen), Watchmaker & Jeweller, Christchurch, New Zealand (1837-1916), Horology Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1863 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Around a border formed by a line circle; W. PETERSEN : HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH : within in three lines, WATCHMAKER / AND / JEWELLER
Reverse Description: At centre a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup around in two curved lines, EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED / ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED in small letters along beaded border the mint name, T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: W. PETERSEN HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER
Reverse: EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Benjamin Petersen - Watchmaker and Jeweller, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, 1857-1872

Donor: Mr R Edwards 1988
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1857-1872
Previous Collection: Mr Henry Smith
References: Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 338
Bibliography:
  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
  3. [Book], William Lampard, Catalogue of New Zealand Coins Tokens Bank Notes, Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated, Wellington, 1981
  4. [Book], Vaughn Humberstone, Merchants Making Money, 2010

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