Summary

Australia New South Wales Sydney
Hogarth & Erichsen Token Threepence 1860 (AD)
Mint: see References
Previous collections: George McArthur
Standard references: Andrews 691 = Heyde 117/1

Physical Description

A round silver token (16 mm dia) featuring the name and partial address of the issuer: Hogarth, Erichsen and Co., Sydney around an olive wreath within which the denominational numeral '3' and below which the date, 1860 The reverse features a kangaroo, on left, and emu, on right standing either side of a grass-tree

Obverse Description

Within olive wreath the numeral 3; below wreath, 1860; around above, HOGARTH & ERICHSEN below, SYDNEY

Reverse Description

Kangaroo to left and emu to right of a grass tree; around, REMEMBERANCE OF AUSTRALIA

Edge Description

Plain

More Information

  • Collection Names

    McArthur Bequest

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately, Working Life & Trades

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976

  • Date Issued

    1860 AD

  • Issued By

    Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Sydney, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1860

  • Previous Collection

    George McArthur

  • Inscriptions

    Obverse: HOGARTH & ERICHSEN SYDNEY 1860 Reverse: REMEMBRANCE OF AUSTRALIA

  • Denomination

    Threepence

  • Series

    Trade Tokens

  • Material

    Silver

  • Axis

    12

  • Classification

    Trade tokens, Australia - new south wales, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Numismatics

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Dimensions

    1.33 g (Weight)
    worn

  • Shape

    Round

  • References

    Andrews 691 = Heyde 117/1 "Hogarth, Erichsen & Co. were jewellers in Sydney, and confined their energies to the issue of large numbers of threepences bearing their name. There were no less than eight varieties, often in very inferior metal. Indeed, so poor was the quality that it is said that they were withdrawn under Government pressure. Erichsen is credited with being the actual maker, and also with having the habit of striking a few whenever he felt in need of refreshment. Hogarth was also a practicle die-sinker, and for years after the firm was dissolved, worked largely for Stokes, in Melbourne, though never in his workshop." Andrews, Arthur Dr., Australasian Tokens and Coins, Mitchell Library, Sydney, 1921 p. 16. "The Hogarth, Erichsen pieces are of a later date, and generally of inferior metal. They were mostly struck at Leichardt in a press owned by Mr. Thornthwaite, who knew both Hogarth and Erichsen intimately... He (Hogarth may have prepared the die for this piece (the Aboriginal 4d And. 692) and possibly others, though Erichsen is generally credited with the making of the dies." Andrews, Arthur Dr., Australasian Tokens and Coins, Mitchell Library, Sydney, 1921 p. 112.
    [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.
    [Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.

  • Keywords

    Art, Jewellery, Retailing, Shops