Copper One Penny Token, minted by W.J. Taylor, London. Issued by Hanks & Lloyd, Australian Tea Mart, Sydney, 1855. J.G. Hanks joined A. Lloyd to open a business in 1855. The same year Hanks and Lloyd must have received their first tokens, as the partners used them as commemoratives for the opening of the first Sydney Railway in1855, an excellent publicity opportunity. In 1858 the company had changed name, becoming Hanks & Co. It seems that Lloyd was still participating in the business, but he had always been the junior partner.
Previous collections: Henry Smith, Port Lincoln
A round copper token (34 mm dia) featuring the name, address and business of the issuing company: Hanks & Lloyd Sydney Tea Market. The reverse commemorated the opening of the Sydney Railway on 26 September 1855.. Die identification: The obverse has 134 dots around the rim and the letter S in both SYDNEY and HANKS is re-entered The reverse has a border of 133 dots
At centre, HANKS / AND / LLOYD; around, AUSTRALIAN TEA MART . SYDNEY .
At centre, THE / SYDNEY / RAILWAY / 20TH. SEPTR. / 1855 around, . TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF .
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Robert (Bob) Edwards, 1989
Obverse: HANKS AND LLOYD AUSTRALIAN TEA MART SYDNEY Reverse: TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE SYDNEY RAILWAY 20TH. SEPTR. 1855
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 15.67 g (Weight)
Standard reference catalogues and the museum storage system for tokens are based on the exact die combination employed at the mint to strike each token. For die identification of this token: The obverse has 134 dots around the rim and the letter S in both SYDNEY and HANKS is re-entered The reverse has a border of 133 dots
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 188
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 95