Bronze One Penny Token, mint unknown. Issued by J.G. Fleming, Grocer & Tea Dealer, Hobart, 1874. John Gidley Fleming was a grocer and a tea dealer in, Hobart. The Tasmanian Pioneer's Database lists Fleming as born in Hobart in 1840, marrying Emma Piguenit in Hobart during 1862, and that they had nine children. It also lists both his parents and his sister. It does not give the date of his death.

Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria by exchange with Melbourne mint 1919

Physical Description

A round bronze token (31 mm diameter). The token features the name, address and business of the issuer: J.G. Fleming, Sugar Loaf, Hobart Town, grocer & tea dealer. The obverse features a circular scroll work and the reverse a sugar loaf stamped F.

Obverse Description

At the centre within a beaded circle a circular scroll work, around within beared rim, J.G. FLEMING GROCER & TEA DEALER

Reverse Description

At centre within a beaded circle, a sugar loaf inscribed with the letter F; around, . SUGAR LOAF . HOBART TOWN 1874

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