Australia Tasmania Hobart
Macintosh & Degraves Token Shilling 1823 (AD)
Mint: Uncertain British
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.
At centre in three lines, ONE / SHILLING / TOKEN around below, MACINTOSH & DEGRAVES around above, SAW MILLS
At centre a kangaroo seated right looking back above, TASMANIA below, 1823
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15/3/1976
Obverse: MACINTOSH & DEGRAVES SAW MILLS ONE SHILLING TOKEN Reverse: TASMANIA 1823
Type of item
4.591 g (Weight)
Andrews 330 = Heyde 150/2 McNeice, R., Coins and Tokens of Tasmania, 1803 - 1910, pp.92 -102.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No.330
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No.150/2
[Book] McNeice, Roger. Coins and Tokens of Tasmania 1803-1910.