Copper Halfpenny token minted by W.J. Taylor, London. Issued by Mrs Fisher, Draper, Prahran, Victoria in 1957.
Previous Collections: Henry Smith
A round copper token. The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: Fisher, Marlborough House, Gardiners Creek Road, Draper. The reverse features an emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, around above, AUSTRALIA, in exergue the date, 1857
At centre in five lines, FISHER / DRAPER / MARLBOROUGH HOUSE / GARDINERS CREEK ROAD
An emu standing facing right looking at Kangaroo seated on tail in grassy field facing left, around above, AUSTRALIA, in exergue the date, 1857
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Robert (Bob) Edwards, 1989
Obverse: FISHER DRAPER MARLBOROUGH HOUSE GARDINERS CREEK ROAD Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1857
Type of item
7.45 g (Weight)
1.5 mm (Length), 29 mm (Width), 1.5 mm (Depth), 29 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.
"The production of the Fisher tokens is attributed to W.J. Taylor in London on account of the similarity of the reverse type to Taylor's stock penny. In 1857 Stokes acquired the Kangaroo Office press from Reginald Scaife. On assumes that this order for halfpence was passed back to London by Scaife in 1856 at which time he was no longer involved in token manufacture" J. Sharples JNAA.7 p.74.
[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. 200
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 70
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 122