New Zealand Wellington
J.W. Mears Token Halfpenny
Mint: Uncertain, British

Standard References: Andrews 362 = Heyde 166 = Lampard 332
Other Details: Mears was a saddler and harness maker on Lambton Quay, Wellington. Tokens were demonetised in New Zealand on March 25, 1897.

Physical Description

A round copper token (29 mm diameter). The piece features the name, address and business of the issuer: J.W. Mears, saddler, collar and harness maker, Lambton Quay, Wellington. The reverse features saddle. This token is damaged and holed

Obverse Description

At centre a saddle, above, J.W. MEARS / SADDLER around below, LAMBTON QUAY WELLINGTON - damaged and holed

Reverse Description

legend in eight lines; ONE HALFPENNY TOKEN / PAYABLE / AT / J.W. MEARS / COLLAR & / HARNESS / MAKER / . NEW ZEALAND . - damaged and holed

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