Australia New South Wales Sydney
Tea Stores Token Halfpenny, 1852 (AD)
Raised joints, sunken brick type.
Mint: J.C. Thornthwaite
Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
Standard References: Andrews 430 = Heyde 248/3
A round copper token (29 mm diameter). The token design featuring the business and foundation date of the issuer: Tea Stores Steam Coffee Mill. It features a view of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORE / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED / 1835 / SYDNEY. On the reverse is Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthian helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1852 and, in small letters below shield, JCT.
View of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORE / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS, shopfront bricks raised. The 'bricks' of the building formed by raised joint lines. In exergue, ESTABLISHED / 1835 / SYDNEY
Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthial helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1852 and, in small letters below shield, JCT
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse: TEA STORE STEAM COFFEE MILLS ESTABLISHED 1835 SYDNEY Reverse: BRITANNIA 1852 JCT
Type of item
9.018 g (Weight)
Andrews 430 = Heyde 248/3
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.