One shilling token, Macintosh & Degraves saw mill, Tasmania, 1823.
Mint: Uncertain British. Possibly minted at Boulton Mint, Soho, England.
The circumstances surrounding the production of this token are unclear. The date is not the date of production, nor did it enter circulation in Tasmania. However, Macintosh & Degraves ran a saw mill in Hobart, Tasmania.
The British Museum received their example in 1848.
Round silver token (22 mm diameter) featuring the name and business of the company which commissioned the tokens: Macintosh & Degraves, Saw Mills. The obverse states that it is a one shilling token while the reverse depicts a kangaroo seated looking back and gives the colonial name TASMANIA and the date 1823.
At centre in three lines, ONE / SHILLING / TOKEN around below, MACINTOSH & DEGRAVES around above, SAW MILLS.
At centre a kangaroo seated right looking back above, TASMANIA below, 1823.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: 'MACINTOSH & DEGRAVES SAW MILLS ONE SHILLING TOKEN'. Reverse: 'TASMANIA 1823'.
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.591 g (Weight)
Andrews 330 = Heyde 150/2 McNeice, R., Coins and Tokens of Tasmania, 1803 - 1910, pp.92 -102.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No.330
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No.150/2
[Book] McNeice, Roger. Coins and Tokens of Tasmania 1803-1910.