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Stokes Stock Reverse Sheaf Trade Token Penny Die 1862 (AD)
Mint: Thomas Stokes
Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria
Standard References: Andrews 21 = Heyde Sheaf 1 = Sharples Sheaf 1
Die produced by Stokes and used to strike trade tokens for numerous merchants in Victoria in 1862 and was employed post World War I for re-striking for collectors. It suffered some minor edge chipping in 1862, particularly above the letters AD, see token NU 4431 for the result of this.
A steel die 55 mm high with a base diameter of 54 mm and a working surface diameter of 34 mm. It depicts a wheat sheaf with the legend ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1862 (in incuse mirror image) .
At centre a wheat sheaf with the legend ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1862 (in incuse mirror image) . The cord holding the sheaf 4.7 mm long border of 114 beads.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1862 (in incuse mirror image)
Type of item
55 mm (Height), 53 mm (Outside Diameter)
Andrews 21 = Heyde Sheaf 1 = Sharples Sheaf 1
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.
[Article] Sharples, John P. 1993. A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria 1848 to 1862. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. vol.7: p.1-77.