Summary

Copper One Penny Token, minted by W. J. Taylor, London. Issued by Charles C. Barley, Auckland, 1858. Barley was a wholesale grocer in Auckland. This was the only issue of tokens he made. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand 25 March 1897.

Physical Description

A round copper token (34 mm diameter) featuring the name, business and townn of the company that issued the tokens: Charles C. Barley, wholesale grocer, Auckland. The reverse features a female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. Around is GOD SAVE THE QUEEN with the date 1858 in exergue.This token has been cleaned and the reverse is re-toned green. It is holed below the numbers 58 of the date.

Obverse Description

Legend in five lines: CHARLES C. BARLEY / WHOLESALE / GROCER / AUCKLAND / NEW ZEALAND

Reverse Description

Female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. Around above, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN in exergue 1858

Edge Description

Plain

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