TRADESMAN TOKENS, Australia &
New Zealand,  1850s to 1880s period, A to L.

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If the add button (shopping cart) won't work, or if you have any questions, call 08 82816615 between midday and 7 pm. It is cheap on the telephone after 6pm. The Gold rush of the 1850's saw the beginnings of Australian coinage proper, with mints established in Sydney and Melbourne to turn gold into coins...  Due to the rapidly expanding population, in the 1850's period, British small change (pennies & halfpennies) were in short supply.  Local merchants were allowed to strike their own coins, known as tokens, this is a fascinating part of our early European history. (See also, separate sections on this web page for British and Australian gold coins and medals/medallions from these times.) Any questions, email Richard at  oldcoins@senet.com.au Prices

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Colonial Coins of Tasmania.  Softback, 44 pages, by Roger McNeice OAM, brand new, fascinating reference on the types of coinage Tasmania used circa  1788-1900.     Sold   

Renniks Australian Coin & New Zealand Tokens.  1st Edition. Gives values, Renniks and some Andrews numbers for all tokens in this fascinating series.      $40   

A study of Australasian Trade Tokens.  By Simon Gray, hardback, 216 pages. Issued late 2013. Serious about your token collecting? This beautifully illustrated reference book updates and improves on the knowledge of the series to date. Lists both Andrews and Renniks numbers as well as Simon's own numbering system.      $75 

Seven different Australian 1850s-1860s  gold rush period penny trade tokens.

Sawyer (QLD) Josephs, Fleming, Jarvey, Mather (TAS) Iredale (NSW) and Hide De Carle (VIC). 
Also GB professor Hollingsworth 1857 halfpenny, a type which was circulated and used extensively in colonial Australia. 
 28mm to 34mm diameters, average circulated grades, about Fine to Good Fine, odd small age marks, etc, all reasonably presentable for their age, 8 tokens.

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Abrahams, Lewis. 1855 Tasmanian Halfpenny. 28mm, Renniks 2, Andrews 2. Iconic Kangaroo & Emu design, Very Fine.     Sold 
Adamson, Watts McKechnie & Co. 1855 VIC Halfpenny. 28mm, Renniks 3, Andrews 3. R 6 rating, near VF and scarce.   $250 
Andrew, Jno & Co. Victoria. 1862 penny, 34mm. Renniks 19 Andrews 13. R3 rating. Some rubbing, near VF.     Sold 
Advance Australia Penny. (Whitty & Brown, NSW) 33mm, Renniks 9, Andrews 632. R3 rating. Usual crude strike, typical of this issue, VF/F.     $75   
Annand, Smith &Co. Victorian penny. 34mm, Renniks 23, Andrews 18. R 3 rating. Uusual worn reverse, VF/G. First regular issue token, August 1849.       $50 
Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association (NZ) 1871 Penny. Andrews 326. Even colour, VF/gF.  $50
Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association (NZ) 1871 Penny. Andrews 326. Even colour, Fine.  $30
Barrowclough, VIC 1862  penny. 100 Bridge Rd.
35mm, Andrews 28, Renniks 44, R6 rarity, even colour, VF.
   Sold 
 
Bateman, William Junr & Co. 1855 VIC penny. 
34mm, Andrews 30, Renniks 45, R5 rarity, many contacts, gF and scarce.
   $135    
Beath, G.L. Penny (NZ) undated.  Renniks 47. Usual variable strike. R3 rating, gF. $40
Brookes, W & B, QLD penny. 34mm, Andrews 53, Renniks 60, A49, R3 rarity, Very Fine.     $75 
Butterworth, T & Co, VIC penny. 34mm, Andrews 53, Renniks 64, R3 rarity, Fine.      $50  
Crothers & Co. VIC halfpenny. Renniks 97. 24mm, undated. Some roughness, VF and scarce, R5 rating.    $150 
Crothers & Co. VIC halfpenny. Renniks 97. 24mm, undated. VF and scarce, R5 rating.   $250   
Davies, Alexander & Co. 1857 NSW penny.  34mm. Renniks 104, Andrews 97, R3 rating. Good Fine.   $125   
Dease, E.F. TAS Halfpenny.  31mm. R109, A100, R5 rating. Good Fine, very scarce...   $150   
DeCarle, E & Co, 1855 VIC Penny.  33mm. R114, A105, R2 rating. Some roughness, Good Fine.      $45   
DeCarle, E & Co, 1855 VIC Penny.  33mm. R116, A103, R1 rating. Well struck, gVF.     Sold   
Flavelle Bros & Co, QLD penny.  33mm. Renniks 135, Andrews 127, R2 rating. Very Fine.     $75 
Fleming, JG. 1874 Tas penny.  31mm. Renniks 136, Andrews 129, R1 rating. Very Fine.     Sold  
Friedman, I. 1857 Tas penny.  Renniks 141, R1 rating. Very Fine.     Sold   
Gipps Land Hardwarde Company. VIC penny.  Renniks 151, A145, R4 rating  Some roughness, Fine and scarce.    $100 
Gittos, B. NZ 1864 Penny.  R 154, R2 rating. Overall, VF. $40
Grieve, R. VIC 1862  Penny.  34mm. R 158, Andrews 153. R5 rating. Some surface corrosion, Fine and scarce.     Sold   
Grundy, J.R. VIC 1861 Penny.  R 160. R3 rating. Some surface roughness, Fine. $50
Hanks & Co. Penny, NSW, 1857, Renniks 177. Andrews 184. R2 rarity, some surface roughness, gF.  $50
Hanks & Llyod. NSW 1857 Penny.  Renniks 179. Andrews 188. R2 rating.  Usual contacts, VF. $50
Hanks & Co.  Penny, NSW, 1857.  Renniks 181. R2 rarity, light overall corrosion, VF.  $65
Harrold Brothers 1858 SA penny. 34mm, Renniks 186, Andrews 185. R4 rating. Near Very Fine and scarce, cat $200 in F & $500 in VF.   $175 
Hedberg, O.H. TAS Penny. 34mm, Renniks 191, R3 rating. Very Fine.      $75   
Hedberg, O.H. TAS Halfpenny. Renniks 204, R2 rating. Some marks, Good Fine.      $50   
Henry, Samuel. TAS Penny. 34mm, Renniks 218. R4 rating.  Very Fine and scarce.   $145
Hide, De Carle. VIC 1857 Penny. 34mm. Renniks 219. Andrews 230. R2 rating.  Nice old colour, VF. Sold
Hide, De Carle VIC 1858 Penny. Renniks 229. Andrews 237. R2 rating.  Nice old colour, usual contacts etc, gF. (EB) $35
Hobday and Jobberns. (NZ) Undated penny.  R238. R3 rating. Light overall corrosion otherwise Fine, looks better in reality than the photo, scarce. $45
Hodgins, William penny.  34mm. Renniks 239. Andrews 659. R3 rating. An Irish token used extensively in colonial Australia. VF, cat $125.      $85   
Hodgson, A.G. VIC.  1862 Penny. Renniks 243. Andrews 257. R3 rating.  Usual contacts etc, a bit better than VF and scarce. Sold
Hogarth & Erichsen.
Silver 3d, 1860, upset die axis, Andrews 691, nearly Very Fine and scarce.
   Sold     
Holloway, Professor "Pills & Ointments" 1858 penny, English, Renniks 260/5.  Circulated widely in Australia during this period. Several available, around fine for $10, F+ for $15 - $20. $10
to
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Hosie, J. 1862 Victorian  Penny.  34mm. R 269, A269.  R4 rating, Reverse scratches otherwise VF and scarce, cat $450.   $125 
Howell, John. Adelaide Penny.  34mm. R 278, A274.  R4 rating, VF and scarce, cat $275.   $150 
Howell, John. Adelaide Penny.  34mm. R 278, A274.  R4 rating, VF and scarce, cat $275.   $150
Hutton, G. TAS Undated Penny token.  R.282, A278.  R2 rating, Usual contacts, even brown colour, Fine.      $75     
Hutton, G. TAS Undated Halfpenny token.  R.283, A279.  R3 rating, Minor spotting, Fine. Sold
Hyde, Robert & Co. VIC 1861 Penny. 34mm. Renniks 285. Andrews 283. R3 rating. Some discolourations, Fine.     Sold  
Hyde, Robert & Co. VIC 1861 Penny. 34mm. Renniks 286. Andrews 284. R2 rating. Usual contacts etc, some surface problems, Fine. (EB) $40
Iredale & Co. NSW c 1850s Penny. VF. Renniks 295. Andrews 294. R2 rating. Usual contacts etc, VF. $60
Jamieson, WW & Co. 1862 VIC Penny. Renniks 300.  Andrews 299. R5 rating.  Fine and scarce, catalogue value $225.    Sold   
Jarvey. William Andrew. 33mm. Renniks 301. Andrews 301. R3 rating. Some surface damage, cheaper example of this interesting type, gF.      $35   
Jarvey. William Andrew. 33mm. Renniks 303. Andrews 300. R3 rating. Usual contacts etc, clear strike, VF. Catalogue value $150.   $100   
Jones, T.H. QLD penny. 34mm, Renniks 307. Andrews 307. R2 rating. Usual contacts etc, Fine.      $65   
Josephs, R. TAS 1855  Van Diemens Land  penny.  R309, Andrews 309. The New Town Toll Gate, VF, cat $80.     Sold    
Josephs, R. TAS 1855  Van Diemens Land halfpenny.  R310. The New Town Toll Gate, pretty, near EF.      Sold   
Larcombe & Co QLD penny.  Andrews 313, Renniks 314. R4 rating. Near Very Fine.    $125   
Leigh, JM. NSW penny.  Andrews 319, Renniks 320. R1 rating. Very Fine.       $65 
Llyod, W.F & D.L 1859  Wollongong penny.  R 328, A 331. R6 rating. Usual condition for these with some blemishes. Very scarce.    $450 
"Poor Ned" -

From an old

Ballard c1900.

1878 was a year I remember so well.

They put my father in an early grave

and slung my mother in jail.

Now, I don't know what's right or wrong.

But they hung Christ on nails.

Six kids at home & two still on the breast.

They wouldn't even give her bail.

Poor Ned, you're better off dead.

At least you'll get some peace of mind.

You're out on the track,

they're right on your back.

Boy, they're going to hang you high.

You know I wrote a letter about Stringy Bark Creek.

So they would understand.

Whilst I might be a bushranger,

I'm not a murdering man.

And I didn't want to shoot Kennedy or that copper Lonnegan

He alone could have saved his life,

By throwing down his gun.

You know they took Ned Kelly

and they hung him in the Melbourne jail.

'Though he fought so very bravely,

Dressed in iron mail.

But no man single handed

can hope to break the bars.

It's a thousand like Ned Kelly,

Who'll hoist the flag of stars.

   
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