Australia New South Wales Sydney
Hogarth & Erichsen Token Threepence 1860 (AD) struck over a French 1 franc coin of Louis XVIII
Mint: see References
Standard references: Andrews 691 = Heyde 117/1
A round silver token struck on a worn French franc of Louis XVIII that has also been holed. The token design featuring the name and partial address of the issuer: Hogarth, Erichsen and Co., Sydney around an olive wreath within which the denominational numeral '3' and below which the date, 1860. The reverse features a kangaroo, on left, and emu, on right standing either side of a grass-tree. The original coin is worn.
At centre within olive wreath 3; around, HOGARTH & ERICHSEN SYDNEY date, 1860 in small letters below wreath. This struck onto reverse of original coin and holed at 12
Kangaroo to left and emu to right of a grass tree; around, REMEMBERANCE OF AUSTRALIA. struck onto obverse of French franc, around all is LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15/3/1976
Obverse: HOGARTH & ERICHSEN SYDNEY 1860 Reverse: REMEMBERANCE OF AUSTRALIA. LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE
Type of item
4.392 g (Weight)
Andrews 691 = Heyde 117/1 struck on French franc coin of Louis XVIII
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.