Australia New South Wales Sydney
Tea Stores Token Penny 1853 (AD)
Mint: J.C. Thornthwaite
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Standard References: Andrews 431 = Heyde 247/4
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token design featuring the business and foundation date of the issuer: Tea Stores Steam Coffee Mill. It features a view of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORES / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED / 1835 / SYDNEY. On the reverse is Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthial helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1853 (poorly struck and difficult to read) and, in small letters below shield, JCT.This token has been cleaned and laquered.
View of teas store and shop; on building at left background in five lines; TEA / STORES / STEAM / COFFEE / MILLS in exergue, ESTABLISHED 1835 / SYDNEY
Britannia seated facing right wearing Corinthian helmet and holding a trident in her left hand, shield with Union Jack resting behind. Above, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1853 and, in small letters below shield, JCT
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
Obverse: TEA STORES STEAM COFFEE MILLS ESTABLISHED 1835 SYDNEY 424 Reverse: BRITANNIA 1853 JCT
Type of item
16.876 g (Weight)
Andrews 431 = Heyde 247/4
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.