New Zealand Christchurch
W. Petersen Token Penny, c. 1858
Mint: Thomas Stokes, Melbourne
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Standard References: Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 338
Other Details: Petersen was a watchmaker and jeweller. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand on 25 March 1897.
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) giving the name address and business of the issuer: W. Petersen, watchmaker and jeweller, High Street, Christchurch. The reverse depicts a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup.
Around a border formed by a line circle; W. PETERSEN : HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH : within in three lines, WATCHMAKER / AND / JEWELLER
At centre a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup around in two curved lines, EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED / ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED in small letters along beaded border the mint name, T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
circa 1863 AD
Obverse: W. PETERSEN HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER Reverse: EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Type of item
15.34 g (Weight)
Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 3 -The Canterbury Branch of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand. 1950. They Made their Own Money: The Story of Early Canterbury Traders & their Tokens, pp.68 - 73
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