Summary

Australia Victoria Sandridge (Port Melbourne)
W.C. Cook Token Token Penny, 1862 (AD)
Mint: Thomas Stokes
Previous Collections: Hon. William M.K. Vale
Standard References: Andrews 75 = Heyde 45 = Sharples V.197

Physical Description

A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: Oddfellows Store, W.C. Cook, Bay Street Sandridge, sugar companies treacle delivered; together with the promise, orders punctually attended to.. The reverse features 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 and on right emu with similar stance. Below ground line and set on bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE VICTORIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is not shaded. 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 three lines, ODDFELLOWS STORE / W.C. COOK / BAY STREET SANDRIDGE around above, SUGAR COMPANIES TREACLE DELIVERED below in two lines, ORDERS PUNCTUALLY / ATTENDED TO

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 and on right emu with similar stance. Below ground line and set on bouquet of rose, thistles and shamrock, a ribbon with the motto ADVANCE VICTORIA. The shield is quartered by a cross with a star at the centre and at the end of each arm. The cross is not shaded. 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 neck of the emu is poorly engraved with additional line to the left, the T of EAST is below the letters AK of MAKER. The standard references for the die used to make this token are: Andrews 13 = Heyde Arms 5 = Sharples Arms 6.

Edge Description

Plain

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