Volume 6 Issue 11
INTERNET EDITION November
Selected items from the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' - the official newsletter of the Tasmanian Numismatic Society - may have been included in this 'Internet Edition' version that has been provided for any readers who are interested in the hobby of numismatics. We draw readers attention to our notifications and disclaimers located at the conclusion of this monthly 'Internet Edition'. Whilst we may discuss many aspects of the collection of cash and currency, we are not a financial organisation.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Due to the absence of several key Committee officers, and with insufficient members remembering to turn up after the Winter Recess to reach the obligatory quorum that would have permitted the very small gathering to become an official event, the scheduled November general meeting did not formally eventuate.
According to the T.N.S. Constitution, any discussions held at 'less than minimum attendance' gatherings must be classed as being informal and, therefore, as the Tasmanian Numismatic Society was still considered to be in temporary Recess, those items discussed will be need to be resubmitted at the next official general meeting.
However, it is now planned that interested members will gather for a BBQ function, with a re-scheduled General Meeting and discussion on Sunday 9th. December at the Taroona residence of our Vice-President, Roger McNeice - starting at 11.00a.m.
Roger has advised that, during the course of the day, he hopes to be able to bring Society members up-to-date with some very exciting major developments that are quietly coming together in the Tasmanian numismatic pipeline.
Attending members will also be advised of the new higher government fee structures for incorporated clubs, plus - with the new emphasis being placed on security - the huge increase in the insurance public liability rates placed on public gatherings and the meeting places of all associations, societies and clubs - which will affect the financial viability of many small non-profit organisations like the Tasmanian Numismatic Society.
Members will be asked for their considered opinion in regard to the future direction and financial structure of the Society in these new and difficult circumstances.
All T.N.S. members and their partners are welcome. As the numbers of attendees will not be known and, due to the dietary requirements and preferences of some T.N.S. members, as usual it will be a B.Y.O. as far as choice of meat, desserts and beverages are concerned.
The 'Internet Edition' was also interested to learn that Tasmedals of Hobart has produced, or is in the formative stages of production, some additional souvenir tokens to augment the impressive range featuring Tasmanian locations and attractions.
As Society members are aware, these tokens are made to a very high standard and are available from tourist outlets stretching throughout the state. The commercial series of Bright Brass, plus some Copper, tokens is very collectible indeed.
Whilst some of the early medallions were produced for mass distribution in loose form many others now have attractive packaging and a short descriptive text of the feature displayed.
As soon as possible, the 'Internet Edition' will endeavour to update the list of issued souvenir medallions.
Tasmedals director, Roger McNeice, has also informed the 'Internet Edition' that a special medallion was produced at extremely short notice for the Queenstown Fire Brigade - and it is believed that there may be a small residue available for Society members. Contact Tasmedals direct for details.
Roger McNeice (TasMedals)
Business Office Ph: (03) 6227 8825
Showroom Ph: (03) 6231 5281
EDITOR'S AWARD (2002).
The amount of literary contributions to the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' (Internet Edition) from several of our international members has been quite pleasing compared to some previous years - and for that I sincerely thank those of you who have spared the time and effort to help me in filling the columns of this newsletter during 2001.
In recognition of those T.N.S. members and any other readers who make the effort to contribute numismatic based articles that are suitable for development and publication in this newsletter, a special 'Editor's Award' was instigated 4 years ago.
The Editor's Award can either be taken as an annual subscription to the Tasmanian Numismatic Society - or in the form of a numismatic prize to the same value, arranged between the Editor and the recipient of the Award, if circumstances warrant it.
The selection of the winner of the National and International sections is at the total discretion of the Editor and is decided upon from the submissions made during a 12month period, usually from 1st November - 31st October, as this enables details to be published prior to the New Year. A suitable Editor's Certificate also accompanies the subscription award or the prize option.
However, it should be noted that the Editor's Award is a completely open and independent award issued by the Editor, with the blessing of the Tasmanian Numismatic Society, and is not intended to infringe on, or replace, any in the system of Tasmanian Numismatic Society official literary awards which are still open to all T.N.S. members.
It gives me great pleasure in advising our readers that T.N.S. Member # 363, Gerald 'Jerry' Adams of Keller, Texas U.S.A., is the recipient of our Year 2002 International Section Editor's Award for following up his many fine contributions made during 2000 with a further outstanding series sent to me for consideration and eventual publication during 2001.
CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU, JERRY ADAMS!
1998 - 1999: Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick (Canada).
1999 - 2000: Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick (Canada) - Dominic Labbé (Canada).
2000 - 2001: Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick (Canada) - T. W. 'Bill' Holmes (Tasmania).
2001 - 2002: Gerald 'Jerry' Adams (U.S.A.).
Regrettably, there will be no National Section Editor's Award made for 2002.
Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick Dominic Labbé T. W. 'Bill' Holmes Gerald 'Jerry' Adams
For those readers, who would like to enjoy a bit of very good informative reading about U.S. tokens, particularly those of the Old West, Jerry Adams invites them to look in on his homepage at: http://www.geocities.com/captain_america_1943/index.htm
Jerry also mentioned, briefly, the U.S. release of a new CD-ROM - covering 76,000 'maverick' tokens - by researchers Tony Chibbaro and Randy Partin. (Maverick tokens are all those that have not been attributed and very little is known about them, their issuers, or even where they come from.)
This CD is a major work, the very comprehensive and long awaited CD - MAVERICKS 2001 - has taken over two years of determined effort to compile and will go a long way towards addressing the problem that often faces U.S. token enthusiasts. As further information about availability, price, delivery etc. comes to hand, from the compilers, it will be published for those Tasmanian Numismatist Internet Edition readers who are U.S. token collectors.
(See our December newsletter for full details and a preview.)
THE J.D. FERGUSON AWARD - 2001.
The highest annual award that the Canadian Numismatic Association has to offer is the J.D. Ferguson Award.
It was introduced in 1969 by the late J.D. Ferguson and it was to be awarded to a recipient, chosen by the Board of Award, who had contributed most to the advancement of numismatics in Canada - in any manner - and who had never previously received the award.
The award has a framed citation that accompanies a pure gold medal depicting the bust of J.D. Ferguson on the obverse and an allegorical group symbolising hard work, prosperity, victory and knowledge as its stunning reverse.
It also features the central figure holding aloft a branch of maple that gives the medal a distinctive Canadian touch.
Originally the medal, designed by Arnaldo Marchetti, was struck at the Lombardo Mint in pure gold and, until 1978, weighed in at 1.2 ounces troy; when the price of gold rose dramatically, the weight of the medal was reduced to 0.75 ounces troy for quite a few years. During the last few years the 1½ inch medal has been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint from pure silver which is then gold-plated and finished up to a Proof standard. A raised rim, has the legend: FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO CANADIAN NUMISMATICS: and that surrounds the allegorical group. The plinth-like exergue on which the group is gathered is inscribed with the name of the recipient and the year of presentation.
AND THE 2001 AWARD GOES TO ... Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick. (T.N.S. Member #112).
As many readers will already know Jerry Remick is a member of numismatic organisations all around the world, including the Tasmanian Numismatic Society - of which he was the first International Life Member, he has written thousands of articles for a hugely diverse numismatic audience and contributed his considerable talents to assist others enjoy his passion for our hobby.
The introduction to Jerry's citation reads:
"By authority of the Board of Award, it is our privilege to inform you that you have been awarded the J. Douglas Ferguson Award for distinguished service to Canadian numismatics. We know of no one else who has touched so many diverse aspects of the hobby or written as many articles as you have. Your service to the hobby has been lengthy and significant." .....
Your friends at the 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' join with your Canadian colleagues in sincerely congratulating you for being chosen as the recipient of the prestigious J.D. Ferguson Award - and the just recognition of your peers - for the many years of dedication and service to a great hobby.
Please note that the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' (Internet Edition) provides names, addresses and other details of commercial organisations and/or individuals, for our reader's information purposes only. It does not necessarily mean that the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' (Internet Edition) endorses those or any other organisations, individuals or products mentioned therein or any views proffered in our correspondents' articles or reviews. Readers are reminded that any consequent dealings between correspondents is of a private nature and we take no responsibility for disagreements between parties.
name is Alfredo Martin Ossola, I live in Argentina. I write you with the purpose
of exchanging new and old currencies.
I have sent you my list of currencies. If anyone is interested please let me know. Also advise me of your list of duplicated currencies. Cordial greetings, Martin from Argentina.
direct for an updated list at Email:- email@example.com
Greetings. I am a
collector of Sarawak coins and stamps and I prefer to purchase in bulk. If you
know of any dealer that has Sarawak coins or stamps, preferably in quantity (100
to 1000), I'd be grateful if you'd email or fax me - or pass along my contact
info. Thanks very much. BinghamJFLowe@aol.com
Bingham J. F. Lowe
5223 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012-1408
We have recently been advised, by T.N.S. Member #363 Jerry Adams, that Mr. Frank Gasparro died in late September.
Frank Gasparro was the U.S. Mint Chief Engraver for some time and was responsible for some of the designs on the U.S. coins issued from 1959 onwards.
1959 to date. Lincoln Memorial Cent - reverse.
1964 to date. Kennedy Half Dollar - reverse.
1971 to 1978. Eisenhower Dollars - obverse and reverse.
1976. Bi-Centennial Eisenhower Dollar - obverse and reverse.
1979 to 1999. Anthony Dollar - obverse and reverse.
WBCC Newsmail (# 264, Volume 6, October 7, 2001)
The following article is another selected from the WBCC Newsmail and gives a little additional information about the coming 2 Euro coinage to be introduced in 2002..
The information was obtained from the Landeszentralbank Hessen (State Bank of Hesse) in Germany.
Euros and edge text...
by Randy Dean, USA
Here's what's on the edge of the respective Bi-metallic future 2002 2 euro coins.
(The term 'Wiederholung' = Repeat rotated).
Randschriften der europäischen
2-Euro-Münzen (Edge text European 2 Euro coins)
* Belgien (Belgium) 2 * * (Wiederholung 180°)
* Deutschland (Germany) EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT (Adler)
* Finnland (Finland) SUOMI FINLAND 4 Wildschweine (?)
* Frankreich (France) * * 2 (Wiederholung 180°)
* Griechenland (Greece) E**HNIKH *HMOKPATIA *
* Italien (Italy) 2 * (Wiederholung 180°)
* Irland (Ireland) 2 * * (Wiederholung 180°)
* Luxemburg 2 * * (Wiederholung 180°)
* Niederlande (Netherlands) GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *
* Österreich (Austria) 2EURO * * * (Wiederholung 180°)
* Portugal D D D D D * * * * * * *
* Spanien (Spain) * * 2 (Wiederholung 180°)
Newsflash 48, October 11, 2001
WBCC First Encased Bi-metallic....by Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Center
The Worldwide Bi-metallic
Collectors Club (WBCC) has developed the very first encased Bi-metallic coin.
Like the others of 2001, it commemorates official WBCC representation at the
World Money Fair, in Basel, Switzerland, and the American Numismatic
Association, Coin Fair in Atlanta Georgia, USA.
The Encased coin selected for this project is the 100 Sucres of Ecuador making this the first known encased coin of Ecuador and the world's very FIRST encased Bi-metallic. The production run was for only 100 specimens of the coin.
The scan can be seen on the WBCC
Orders for the coin encasement are now being accepted at the WBCC Development Center, Jack Hepler, (firstname.lastname@example.org). The encased coin costs $5 US, which includes postage. Insurance and registration is extra.
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide Collectors Club using the Internet. Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics.
WBCC Webmaster, JD White, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Auction Provider, Rod Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Development Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
"All That Is Bi-metallic" Website: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/9540/bmhome.html
Bi-metallic Forum Page: http://network54.com/Forum/86625
The WBCC is officially sponsored for the Basel World Money Fair by:
* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint) and Schuler Presses, Germany
Following our recent tongue-in-cheek attempt at humour regarding a possible Australian grading system (using the Oz vernacular) http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/Oct01.htm it was interesting to read in Elgin Coin Club's October newsletter of another situation that highlighted and mirrored the opinion that some Oz collectors hold about professional grading.
The experience by the E.C.C. member, who wanted some Morgan Silver Dollars graded, needs to be read in full - and bear in mind the money amounts are in U.S. dollars.
TASMANIAN TRADESMEN'S TOKENS.
In our October issue, amongst other things Tasmanian, we briefly acknowledged the issuers of our own Tasmanian Tradesmen's tokens. Since then, I have been requested for some additional information about the tokens and, particularly, the 4 known issuers who lived in the north of the state. At this point in time all these issuers are now being investigated a little more thoroughly and further details will be published as they come to hand.
Joseph Brickhill (Draper & Importer) - Campbell Town.
Joseph Brickhill was listed on the Campbell Town Jury list of Oct 14, 1856.
A solid reminder of this token issuer, is the Brickhill Memorial Church which is located at 109 High Street, Campbell Town.
The building was erected in 1880 from the funds left by Joseph Brickhill who conducted a store on the corner of High and King Street, Campbell Town. The original building was demolished many years ago and the site is currently occupied by an agricultural supply business.
A 45 - Penny (1856) 34mm. (Manufactured by Thos. Stokes.)
Obverse: DRAPER / AND /GENERAL / IMPORTER in four lines across the field, JOSEPH BRICKHILL. CAMPBELL TOWN. round within the beaded rim.
Reverse: ADVANCE / TASMANIA / 1856 in three lines in field, ONE PENNY TOKEN. COMMERCIAL HOUSE. round within the beaded rim. - Rarity 1.
E.F. Dease (Draper) - Brisbane St; Launceston;
Mr. Edward F. Dease of Charles Street, Launceston was listed in the electoral roll of 1866. The 'Golden Fleece' store was located on or near the corner of Charles and Brisbane Sts. Launceston, however, the whole area has undergone several major developments over the last 50 years. The famous 'Golden Fleece' store symbol, that I remember as still remaining suspended from the verandah outside the premises well into the mid 1900's, is now in the care of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery in Launceston as part of the commercial heritage of the city.
A 99 - Penny (n.d.) 34mm. Upset.
(It is believed that these may have been made by W. J. Taylor - but it is a disputed opinion).
Obverse: ONE / E.F. DEASE / PENNY in three lines with pointed bars between in centre, WHOLESALE & RETAIL DRAPERY WAREHOUSE * BRISBANE ST. * within the indented rim.
Reverse: A ribbon, topped with a pineapple with 6 spike leaves, suspending a fleece with SIC VOS NON VOBIS VELLERA FERTIS OVES round within the beaded rim. - Rarity 3.
A 99a - Penny (n.d.) 34mm. Upset. (As above - a variety with 7 spike leaves on the pineapple). - Rarity 6
A 100 - Halfpenny (n.d.) 28mm. Identical in style as the PENNY except for the substitution of the word HALFPENNY. - Rarity 4.
A 163a - Halfpenny (n.d.) 28mm. (Mule)
(It is believed that these may have been made by W. J. Taylor - but it is a disputed opinion as Thos. Stokes has been attributed with the manufacture of H. J. Hall, of Christchurch, tokens)
Bearing the standard E.F. Dease (obverse) used as a reverse and with the more accepted obverse reading * FAMILY GROCER * WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANTS * round within the beaded rim and H.J. HALL in single centre line with top and bottom pointed bars, was accepted and used mainly in Christchurch, New Zealand as well as seen in Tasmania.
(A mule that could used by both businesses and the locally accepted obverse then became the main side) - Rarity 7.
Henry (Emporium owner) - Deloraine;
The emporium has long been superseded but it is believed to have occupied an area on the Launceston side of the Meander River Bridge somewhere on the Lake Highway, and within the Railway St. block, near the existing Deloraine Community Centre.
A 226 - Penny (1857) 34mm. (It is believed that these were made by W. J. Taylor).
Obverse: A beaded inner circle broken by two straight lines across centre, enclosed SAMUEL HENRY and between the inner circle and the beaded rim DELORAINE above, and EMPORIUM below.
Reverse: A Kangaroo and Emu facing each other, TASMANIA in half circle above and 1857 below. - Rarity 4.
Thos. White & Son - Westbury. **
The White House is still located at the western end of Lonsdale Promenade on the corner of King St. in Westbury, Tasmania.
It has been converted to a popular tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors each year to see the beautifully recreated atmosphere of Thomas White's days. Perhaps the most famous of all the heritage houses in Westbury, the White House stands on land which was granted to Thomas White on 4th. November, 1841. A few years later, White established a store and domestic residence on the site and, in 1855, it became known as White's Token Store when he had made some penny and halfpenny tokens which could be used to buy goods in the store. Thomas White left the building in 1859.
** It should be noted by Australian Tradesmen's token collectors, that the well established tourist outlet at the White House has sold 'carded' replica Penny and halfpenny tokens for many years. It is not known who manufactured the re-strike.
Unfortunately, because of the cost and the size of the commitment involved, the proprietors were not prepared to withdraw the replicas when originally alerted to the problem in the 1970's. The Tasmanian Numismatic Society has had to continue to warn token collectors over the years even though the outlet operators did belatedly make an effort of sorts to point out the fact that their tokens were replicas and could be purchased as mementos of a visit to the White House.
Available in both denominations with appropriate dates, and with only an easily removed paper screed that has been attached to inform the purchaser that the replica token is just that, they could be easily susceptible to misrepresentation by ignorance or intent. These identically sized replicas are often turned up, un-carded and usually overpriced, at bric-a-brac markets amongst the worn coins and medallions. It is known that there were still a few Penny token examples available at the White House for purchase for the original issue price of A$4.00 until recently.
Catalogue value is approx A$250.00 for a genuine Uncirculated Penny example and A$550 for the Uncirculated Halfpenny, so it is an attractive proposition for an unscrupulous - or ignorant - seller to encourage an understandable error in judgement by an enthusiastic amateur buyer.
As time passes, the 'newness' of the replica will give way to natural toning and, possibly, make it even more difficult to discern from a high quality original. At first glance, the replicas are already extremely close in visual appearance to the originals, but they do have quite a few slight changes evident - if you know what to look for. However, for those who are venturing into this area for the first time, it would be wise to consult a reliable catalogue or get a second opinion prior to buying what appears to be a Uncirculated example of this - or any other token. If it looks too good to be true - it probably isn't!
The more noticeably differences in the Thomas White and Son token are:
1. the fullness and rounding of the (larger) serif script,
2..a slightly curved base on the letter E of WHITE,
3. the shape and position of the grass tufts surrounding both the Kangaroo and the Emu,
4. slight differences in the shape of the Kangaroo, (the original has a narrower neck, longer front paws, length of feet and shape of buttocks are different),
5. the Emu's neck and head are in slightly different positions,
6. the replica is produced on a minutely thicker flan with a slightly more pronounced rim.
The original Thomas White and Son 1855 Penny token that I have is rather battered and gouged, but it should be sufficiently clear enough to highlight some of the differences between it and the replica which I purchased a few years ago from the White House.
A 620 - Penny (1855) 34mm. (It is believed that these were made by W. J. Taylor).
Obverse: THOMAS WHITE . WESTBURY . round within the beaded rim with AND / SON in two lines in the centre.
Reverse: A Kangaroo and Emu facing each other, TASMANIA in half circle above and 1855 below. - Rarity 3.
A 621 - Halfpenny (1855) 28mm. Identical in style as the PENNY. - Rarity 5.
A 622 - Penny (1857) 34mm. (It is believed that these were made by either W. J. Taylor or Heaton & Sons).
Obverse: Identical in style as the 1855 PENNY.
Reverse: Identical in style as the 1855 PENNY except the word TASMANIA in half circle above and 1857 below are in larger letters and numbers than the 1855 version. - Rarity 3.
It should also be noted that Thomas Stokes purchased W. J. Taylor's plant and dies in 1857 and is believed to have issued many of the 'mules' known to collectors. It is apparent that Stokes and Taylor had some sort of business relationship prior to that time and Stokes may have been using some of Taylor's dies under arrangement.
Comparison Valuations - (E.F. Condition) CoinWeb 2000 Renniks 2000
J. Brickhill Penny 1856 $25 (1997) $100
E. F. Dease Penny n.d. $75 (1997) $175
" (A99a) " (Variety) n.d. - $500
" Half-penny n.d. $125 (1997) $220
" (A163a) " (H.J. Hall Mule) n.d. - $500 (1981)
S. Henry Penny n.d. $125 (1997) $220
Thomas White Penny 1855 $75 (1997) $175
" " 1857 $75 (1997) $175
" Half-penny 1855 $200 (1997) $350
CoinWeb values are based on an average of prices achieved in 1997.
Renniks Catalogue prices have increased by approx. 50% since 1981 and signify a current expected Market Value starting point for better class Australasian Tradesmen's tokens.
However, the average condition of many tokens is usually down at the lower end of the scale between Very Good - Fine (see Thomas White and Son illustration above for a more typical example) and buyers and sellers would usually expect to negotiate at between 1/20th and 1/10th. of the values shown above.
Main Reference - including descriptive texts of tokens.
Australasian Tokens and Coins. by Dr. Arthur Andrews. (Originally published 1921 - reissued Sandford J. Durst 1982).
Other References used.
CoinWeb - Australasian Currency. July 2000 Compiled by Alan Austin.
Renniks Australian Coin & Banknote Guide 13th. Edition. (1981) by Dion H. Skinner.
Renniks Australian Coin & Banknote Values 19th. Edition. (June 2000) Edited by Ian Pitt.
Various tourist-oriented documentation, Deloraine Museum History Room and other public records.
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