Australia New South Wales Sydney
Hogarth, Erichsen & Co. Token Threepence 1858 (AD)
Mint: see References
Previous collections: George McArthur
Standard references: Andrews 687 = Heyde 115/2
A round silver token (16 mm dia) featuring the name and business of the issuer: Hogarth, Erichsen and Co., Jewellers Sydney around a kangaroo and emu standing either side of a small palm with four distinct heads. The stop before and after SYDNEY 7.6 mm apart. There is a die crack down the back of the kangaroo. The reverse features the denomination "3" within an oak wreath and the date.
Kangaroo to left and emu to right of a palm tree that has four distinct heads; around, HOGARTH ERICHSEN &C JEWELLERS .SYDNEY. There is a die crack down the back of the kangaroo. Curved base to ground above SYDNEY.
At centre within an oak wreath a large numeral 3, 8 mm tall, this divides the date 18 58
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: HOGARTH ERICHSEN & C JEWELLERS . SYDNEY . Reverse: 3 1858
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.208 g (Weight)
Andrews 687 = Heyde 115/2
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.