Copper One Penny Token, minted by W.J. Taylor, London. Issued by Hanks & Lloyd, Australian Tea Mart, Sydney, 1855. J.G. Hanks joined A. Lloyd to open a business in 1855. The same year Hanks and Lloyd must have received their first tokens, as the partners used them as commemoratives for the opening of the first Sydney Railway in1855, an excellent publicity opportunity. In 1858 the company had changed name, becoming Hanks & Co. It seems that Lloyd was still participating in the business, but he had always been the junior partner.
Previous collections: George McArthur
A round copper token (34 mm dia) featuring the name, address and business of the issuing company Hanks & Lloyd Sydney Tea Market. The reverse commemorated the opening of the Sydney Railway on 26 September 1855.. The obverse has 134 dots around the rim and the letter S in both SYDNEY and HANKS is re-entered The reverse has a border of 133 dots
At centre, HANKS / AND / LLOYD; around, AUSTRALIAN TEA MART . SYDNEY .
At centre, THE / SYDNEY / RAILWAY / 20TH. SEPTR. / 1855 around, . TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF .
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
Obverse: HANKS AND LLOYD AUSTRALIAN TEA MART SYDNEY Reverse: TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE SYDNEY RAILWAY 20TH. SEPTR. 1855
Type of item
15.605 g (Weight)
May, Tom. 'Tokens of George Street.' Australian Numismatist, 1988 (Special Bicentennial Edition): pp21-36. -Advertisement. Sydney Morning Herald. 8 June 1854: p.1; -May, T. The Sydney Firm of Hanks and Lloyd, and its associated variations. Unpublished MSS. 2005. 3pps.
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 188
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 95