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.

Physical Description

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.

Obverse Description

At centre in three lines, ONE / SHILLING / TOKEN around below, MACINTOSH & DEGRAVES around above, SAW MILLS

Reverse Description

At centre a kangaroo seated right looking back above, TASMANIA below, 1823

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