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3 Pence Hogarth, Erichsen & Co - Sydney, New South Wales

Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Token
Year 1860
Value 3 Pence (1/80)
Currency Trade Tokens
Composition Silver
Weight 1.479 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1868
References KM# Tn118
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Trade Token

Obverse

Within olive wreath the numeral 3; below wreath, 1860; around above, HOGARTH & ERICHSEN below, SYDNEY

Lettering:
HOGARTH & ERICHSEN
1860
SYDNEY

Engravers: HOGARTH, ERICHSEN

Reverse

Kangaroo to left and emu to right of a grass tree; around, REMEMBRANCE OF AUSTRALIA

Lettering: REMEMBRANCE OF AUSTRALIA

Engravers: HOGARTH, ERICHSEN

Edge

Plain

Comments

"Hogarth, Erichsen & Co. were jewelers in Sydney and confined their energies to the issue of large numbers of threepences bearing their name. There were no less than eight varieties, often in very inferior metal. Indeed, so poor was the quality that it is said that they were withdrawn under Government pressure. Erichsen is credited with being the actual maker, and also with having the habit of striking a few whenever he felt in need of refreshment. Hogarth was also a practical die-sinker, and for years after the firm was dissolved, worked largely for Stokes, in Melbourne, though never in his workshop." Andrews, Arthur Dr., Australasian Tokens and Coins, Mitchell Library, Sydney, 1921 p. 16.

     "The Hogarth, Erichsen pieces are of a later date, and generally of inferior metal. They were mostly struck at Leichhardt in a press owned by Mr. Thornthwaite, who knew both Hogarth and Erichsen intimately... He (Hogarth) may have prepared the die for this piece (the Aboriginal 4d And. 692) and possibly others, though Erichsen is generally credited with the making of the dies." Andrews, Arthur Dr., Australasian Tokens and Coins, Mitchell Library, Sydney, 1921 p. 112.
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand.

Museums Victoria Collections website:
https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/59581

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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