Copper one Penny Surcharged Token, minted by Thomas Stokes in Melbourne. Issued by Hugh Peck, an Estate Agent & Money Lender in Melbourne, circa 1862. Surcharged T.R. and ER.
Hugh Peck arrived in Victoria in 1852 and established a wholesale hay and corn store in Fitzroy. In 1853 opened a business as 'speculator, auctioneer, and house and land agent' in city. In 1859 he was listed as a Provision Merchant in Collingwood, then as a 'House and estate agent' in 1861. He issued his tokens in 1862.
Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A round a copper token (34 mm diameter) giving the name address and business of the issuer: Hugh Peck, 67 Little Collins Street East, Melbourne, Estate Agent, money lender, Hotel Broker and valuer, rents and debts collector, processes served, levies for rents. This token has been surcharged twice : T. R and ER and has been cleaned and marked with the number 211 in ink.
Legend in 10 lines: 67 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST / ESTATE AGENT / & MONEY / LENDER / HUGH PECK / HOTEL BROKER / & VALUATOR / ESTABLISHED / 1853 / MELBOURNE The number 211 has been written on an area flattened by the reverse surcharges.
Legend in 9 lines: 67 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST / RENTS & DEBTS / COLLECTED / HUGH PECK / PROCESS SERVED / LEVIES FOR RENT / ESTABLISHED / 1853 / MELBOURNE surcharged twice : T. R and ER.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
circa 1862 AD
(edge) (obverse) (reverse)
Type of item
15.13 g (Weight)
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 433
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 203
[Article] Sharples, John P. 1993. A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria 1848 to 1862. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. vol.7: p.1-77., V. 121b