1 Penny Josephs, R. - New Town, Van Diemen's Land
|Country||Australia - Colonial|
|Value||1 Penny (1/240)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Simon Gray; 2013. A Study of Australasian Trade Tokens : An Illustrated Reference of the Merchants Tokens used in Colonial Australia & New Zealand. Self-published, Two Rocks, Perth, Australia. ISBN 9780646910338.KM# Tn141
Lettering around edge with picture of gatehouse in the middle
NEW TOWN TOLL GATE
Lettering at top.Seated Justice facing left holding scale in right hand. Ship in background to the left.Date at bottom.
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND
Copper one Penny mule token, minted by W.J. Taylor of London. It was issued by R. Josephs of Newtown, Tasmania, circa 1855. Transported to Australia in 1827 Josephs, gained his certificate of freedom in 1841. In 1852 he won the tender to operate the New Town toll gate for three years. It was during this time that he issued his trade tokens, known as 'Toll Gate' tokens, which would have enabled him to profit from giving change to people passing through his gate.
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