Copper Halfpenny Token, a late strike of the obverse of the token originally minted by the Kangaroo Office, Melbourne, for Adamson, Watts, McKechnie & Co., Wholesale and Retail Warehousemen, in Melbourne. Adamson joined the existing softgoods business of Watts and McKechnie & Co in April 1855, however the firm became insolvent in September of that year, a common situation as Melbourne's economy slowed considerably, overwhelmed by the massive boom of the early gold rush. This token was struck in 1982.

Physical Description

A round uniface copper token (27 mm diameter) with the name and buisness of the firm that commissioned the die: Adamson, Watts, McKechnie & Co., wholesale and retail warehousemen.

Obverse Description

Around rim, ADAMSON, WATTS, McKECHNIE & Co. at centre in three lines WHOLESALE / & RETAIL / WAREHOUSEMEN

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