Copper one Penny token, minted by Stokes & Martin of Melbourne. Issued by the Union Bakery Company of Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1872. Surcharged PER MARE.
Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
A round bronze token (31 mm diameter). The piece features the name, address and the business of the issuer: Union Bakery Company, wholesale and retail bakers, conferctioner and grocers, Christchurch and a wheatsheaf surcharged 4 times with an oval containing a cross and the words PER MARE on a garter
Around above a wheatsheaf in two lines, UNION BAKERY / COMPANY; below, CHRISTCHURCH surcharged 4 times with an oval containing a cross and the words PER MARE on a garter
Legend in seven lines: WHOLESALE / AND / RETAIL / BAKERS / CONFECTIONERS / AND / GROCERS
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
circa 1872 AD
Obverse: UNION BAKERY COMPANY CHRISTCHURCH surcharged PER MARE Reverse: WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BAKERS CONFECTIONERS AND GROCERS
Type of item
10.13 g (Weight)
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