Australia Tasmania Hobart
Macintosh & Degraves Token Shilling 1823 (AD)
Mint: Uncertain British
Standard References: Andrews 680 = Heyde Related 52
Other Details: The circumstances surrounding the production of this token are unclear. The date is not the date of production, nor did it enter circulation in Tasmania. Macintosh & Degraves ran a saw mill. The British Museum received their example in 1848.
A round silver token (22 mm diameter) featuring the name and business of the company which commissioned the tokens: Macintosh & Degraves, Saw Mills. The obverse states that it is a one shilling token while the reverse depicts a kangaroo seated looking back and gives the colonial name TASMANIA and the date 1823. This token is holed through AV of DEGRAVES and has been flattened at the edges.
At centre in three lines, ONE / SHILLING / TOKEN around below, MACINTOSH & DEGR[AV]ES around above, SAW MILLS Holed through AV of DEGRAVES
At centre a kangaroo seated right looking back above, TASMANIA below, 1823
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse: MACINTOSH & DEGRAVES SAW MILLS ONE SHILLING TOKEN Reverse: TASMANIA 1823
Type of item
4.236 g (Weight)
holed and damaged
Round with hole
Andrews 330 = Heyde 150/2
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.