Australian Tokens from the Duncan Pennock Collection

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Date of Auction: 6th December 2012

Sold for £160

Estimate: £200 - £250

Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Hanks & Co, Penny and Halfpenny, both 1857 (A 184, 186; R 177, 178; KM. Tn80, 81); Hanks and Lloyd, Pennies (4), 1855, 1857 (3, different), Halfpence (3), 1855, 1857 (2, different) (A 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194; R 179-85; KM. Tn82, 83.1, 83.2, 84, 85.1, 85.2, 85.3) [9]. A 190 good very fine but sea-salvage, others fine to very fine but A 193 also sea-salvage; a comprehensive group of this issuer £200-250

Footnote

Provenance: A 184 bt A. Judd; A 188 bt J.G. Scott; A 189 bt B.M. Greenaway; A 190 and 193 probably from the wreck of the Dunbar, sunk at the entrance to Sydney harbour on 20 August 1857 with the loss of over 120 lives, including the Sydney token issuer Samuel Peek (1807-57), a native of West Alvington, Devon, and his wife Caroline, bt R. Crettenden; A 191 and 192 bt J. Whitmore