William Hodgins Token Penny, 1858 (AD)
Mint: Unknown Great Britain
Standard References: Andrews 659 = Heyde 109
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name and business of the company that commissioned its production, William Hodgins, Banker in Cloghjordan Ireland together with a bouquet of rose, thistle and shamrock tied at the base by a ribbon bearing the motto ERIN GO BRACH and the date 1858.
Across centre, BANKER; above, WILLIAM HODGINS; below, CLOGHJORDAN
At centre a rose , shamrock and thistle tied at their stems with a ribbon bearing the motto ERIN GO BRACH; above, IRELAND; below, 1858
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: WILLIAM HODGINS BANKER CLOGHJORDAN Reverse: IRELAND 1858 ERIN GO BRACH
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 18.69 g (Weight)
Andrews 659 = Heyde 109 These tokens are generally accepted as circulating in Australia and appear to have been commissioned for that purpose.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.