1 Penny token, Issued by, Sir Philip Gibbs, Barbados, 1788.
Gibbs Plantation Token
Minted at Hancock, Birmingham
The head of a slave facing left, wearing a coronet and three feather plume; below, I SERVE
At centre, a pineapple; around, BARBADOES . PENNY . 1788 .
Sir Philip Gibbs, owner of the Gibbs plantation, arranged for the striking of one and a half hundredweight of these pieces to be struck. The dies were engraved by J. Milton of the Royal Mint and Hocking, p. 314, believes the pieces were struck at the the Royal Mint. It would seem that they were not an official product of the Royal Mint but a private parcel struck by one of the engravers. Gibbs tokens are often catalogued as 'Token Coinage' as they achieved widespread circulation throughout Barbados.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11/1/1978
Type of item
13.043 g (Weight)
Pridmore 3.11 Remick C1 Hocking 4113 Pridmore, Fred, Coins of the British Commonwealth, Vol. 3 p. 82 - 4 Remick, Jerome, British Commonwealth Coins, p. 61 - 62 Hocking, William, Catalgue Royal Mint, Vol.1 p. 314 - 315
[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint.
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1965. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies.
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins.