Copper one Penny Token, minted by Stokes & Son of Melbourne. Issued by Henry J. Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand. This token is a late strike, it was struck, circa 1920. Henry Hall was a grocer, wine and spirit merchant and ran a coffee mill. He arranged for two mints to strike tokens, W.J. Taylor in London, and Stokes in Melbourne. Hall issued nineteen penny token varieties, and three halfpennies. They were very simply designed, with text and no graphic elements.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria

Physical Description

A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name and business of the issuer: H.J. Hall, Christchurch coffee mills, family grocer, wine and spirit merchant. It is a late strike from corroded dies and has been cleaned and varnished.

Obverse Description

Across centre, H.J. HALL around above and below, CHRISTCHURCH COFFEE MILLS the stops after H and J are square, the die was much corroded resulting in extensive raised surface spotting.

Reverse Description

Across centre, H.J. HALL around above and below, FAMILY GROCER : WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT :

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