Summary

Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne, 1862. Issued by Myles Barrowclough, Bookseller & Stationer, Richmond. Myles Barraclough probally arrived in Victoria around 1852, shortly aftwards he married Annie Byers, they had five children together. By 1854 Myles was advertising his business as a 'Bookseller and Stationer' in Brunswick Street, Myles appeared in Melbourne Commercial Directories for the first time in 1861, with a shop located in Bridge Road, Richmond. In November 1861 he advertised that he was selling 'EXPLORING EXPEDITION - BURKE and WILLS's DIARIES, with Portraits; Howitt's Journal, and King's Narrative complete. business slowed and he sold the business around 1863 and took up teaching in the Wesleyan School System.

Physical Description

A round copper token (34 mm diameter) with the name, address and business of the issuer: Barroclough, 100 Bridge Road, Richmond, Bookseller and Stationer. The reverse is a Stokes stock Arms : Coat of arms consisting of a central shield set on grass covered ground and below Rising Sun. On left a kangaroo seated facing out but head back towards sun (sejant sinister reguardant) and on right emu with similar stance (passant dexter reguardant). Below ground line and set on bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is shaded with horizontal and vertical lines, hatched around the stars. The quarters contain: top left, a three-masted sailing ship; top right, a golden fleece; bottom left, an anchor; and bottom right, a wheat sheaf. Around above, VICTORIA . 1862 around below in two lines, T. STOKES MAKER / 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE.

Obverse Description

At centre within a line circle in four lines (the first curved, BARROWCLOUGH / 100 / BRIDGE / ROAD ; around, BOOKSELLER & STATIONER * RICHMOND *

Reverse Description

Coat of arms consisting of a central shield set on grass covered ground and below Rising Sun. On left a kangaroo seated facing out but head back towards sun (sejant sinister reguardant) and on right emu with similar stance (passant dexter reguardant). Below ground line and set on bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is shaded with horizontal and vertical lines, hatched around the stars. The quarters contain: top left, a three-masted sailing ship; top right, a golden fleece; bottom left, an anchor; and bottom right, a wheat sheaf. Around above, VICTORIA . 1862 around below in two lines, T. STOKES MAKER / 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE. The T of T. STOKES above the first L of COLLINS and the T EAST is below the MA of MAKER. The standard references for this die are Andrews 11 = Heyde Arms 3 = Sharples Arms 2.

Edge Description

plain

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately, Working Life & Trades

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976

  • Date Issued

    1862 AD

  • Issued By

    Myles Barrowclough, Bookseller & Stationer, Richmond, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862

  • Mint

    Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862

  • Previous Collection

    Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880

  • Inscriptions

    Obverse: BARROWCLOUGH 100 BRIDGE ROAD RICHMOND BOOKSELLER & STATIONER Reverse: VICTORIA . 1862 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA T. STOKES MAKER 100 COLLINS ST. EAST MELBOURNE.

  • Denomination

    1 Penny

  • Series

    Trade Tokens

  • Material

    Copper

  • Axis

    06

  • Classification

    Trade tokens, Australia - victoria, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Numismatics

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Dimensions

    13.2 g (Weight)

  • Shape

    Round

  • References

    One page biography of Barrowclough, written by Museum volunteer John Hope, 2 December 2004 [facsimile copy]. Gardner, F., Trade tokens and the firms who issued them, The Australian Storekeepers and Traders Journal, 30 June 1911, pp. 12 - 13 (photocopy); Immigration records: Public Records Office of Victoria, Index to Unassisted Immigration to Victoria 1852 - 1923, VPRS 7666, internet resource (printout); Sharples, J., 'Catalogue of Victorian Trade Tokens' in Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia, Vol. 7, December 1993, pp.70 - 71; Advertisement, The Argus, 2 November 1861, 3. There were two issues in 1862 for Barrowclough each made with the one obverse die but employing two different Stokes stok Arms reverses, Arms 2 and Arms 3. The die axis is apparently always 06 with the Arms 2 die and 12 with the Arms 3 die. There is a problem with Sharples JNAA.7 p.70-71 in that both types are given Arms 2 in error. The first, V.187 should read Arms 3. In addition the die axis information is reversed - the correct form is given above.
    [Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 28
    [Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 20/1
    [Article] Sharples, John P. 1993. A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria 1848 to 1862. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. vol.7: p.1-77., V. 188

  • Keywords

    Booksellers, Stationery