New Zealand Christchurch
W. Petersen Token Penny, c. 1858
Mint: Thomas Stokes, Melbourne
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Standard References: Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 338
Other Details: Petersen was a watchmaker and jeweller. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand on 25 March 1897.
A round copper token (34 mm diameter) giving the name address and business of the issuer: W. Petersen, watchmaker and jeweller, High Street, Christchurch. The reverse depicts a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup.
Around a border formed by a line circle; W. PETERSEN : HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH : within in three lines, WATCHMAKER / AND / JEWELLER
At centre a pocket watch, a mantle clock and a trophy cup around in two curved lines, EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED / ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED in small letters along beaded border the mint name, T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
circa 1863 AD
Obverse: W. PETERSEN HIGH ST. CHRISTCHURCH WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER Reverse: EVERYTHING SOLD GUARANTEED ALL REPAIRS WELL EXECUTED T. STOKES MELBOURNE
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.723 g (Weight)
Andrews 437 = Heyde 207 = Lampard 338
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