Copper Halfpenny Token, minted by an unknown British mint. Issued by Metcalfe & Lloyd, Grocers, Wine & Spirit Merchants, Sydney, 1863. This business is the third in a string of token issuing businesses involving either H.G. Hanks, A. Lloyd, or their descendants. William F. Lloyd (thought to be the son or nephew of A. Lloyd) and Thomas Metcalfe opened a business in 1863, known as Metcalfe and Lloyd. They traded from Hanks & Lloyd's original premises, 478 George Street. When Lloyd retired in 1866 the new partner's name was included in the title of the renamed business, Metcalfe and Foss. Metcalfe and Foss ceased trading in 1868.
Previous Collections: William. M.K. Vale
A round bronze token (28 mm diameter). The token design featues the name, address, business of the issuer and date of issue: Metcalf & Lloyd, 478 George Street Sydney, shipping and family grocers, wine and spirit merchants and purveyors of concentrated family coffee, 1863.
At centre, METCALF / & / LLOYD / 478 GEORGE STREET / SYDNEY; around above, SHIPPING AND FAMILY GROCERS Border of 129 dots.
At centre, WINE / AND / SPIRIT / MERCHANTS; around, PURVEYORS OF THE CONCENTRATED FAMILY COFFEE 1863. Border of 129 dots.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Honourable William M. Vale JP, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: METCALF & LLOYD 478 GEORGE STREET SYDNEY SHIPPING AND FAMILY GROCERS Reverse: WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS PURVEYORS OF THE CONCENTRATED FAMILY COFFEE 1863
Type of item
28 mm (Outside Diameter), 8.328 g (Weight)
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 370
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 172