British Empire
Commercial Tokens
Issued by Tradesmen
Late 18th
and the
19th Century

Last updated  21 March 2022



GB

Minted for use in the UNITED KINGDOM. All halfpenny unless otherwise stated

Farthing John Howard Birmingham 1792 Birmingham THC cypher. plain edge. af Copper 5.00
Farthing I.C. Newton Bust   Farthing THC cypher 1793 gf. Copper  22mm 5.50

The Angelsey Mines Halfpenny 1788 Cypher ~ Druids Head Edge reads Payable in Angelsey London or Liverpool nef Copper 29mm faint trace of lustre 20.00

D.I.Eaton Three Times Acquited etc.Bust~ Printer to the Majesty of the People Cock and Pig pigsty London 1795  gf coin black some porosity obv. milled edge Copper 29mm 5.00

Queen Elizabeth  Bust Chichester Halfpenny Chichester Cross  edge reads Payable at Dallys etc {Date struck off edge of coin} nvf Copper 28mm 5.00

John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster Bust ~ Halfpenny Crest 1794 Edge reads Payable in London  f Copper 28mm 4.00

Promissory Halfpenny George & Dragon 1796~ Sailing ship over large salmon edge illegible gf Copper 28mm 6.00

Inverness 1794 ~ Rose and Thistle ~ Cornecopia legend worn edge plain nvg Copper 28m . A Scots Token 4.00

Newgate  edifice MDCCXCIV {17994} Payable at the Residence of Messrs Symonds Winterbotham Ridgeway & Holt Edge oblique reeding vg holed Copper  28mm 3.50

Norfolk and Norwich Halfpenny 1792 Crest ~ May Norwich Flourish Pro Bono Publico Castle over Lion . Edge reads Payable At E.N. Bolingbrokes Haberdasher & Co. Norwich gf Copper 29mm 6.00

Charles Roe Established etc 1758 Bust ~ Halfpenny Vulcan seated at anvil 1792 edge reads Payable at G.Gilberts etc.nvf Copper 30mm 10.00

Shakespear Bust w/pointed beard ~ Rule Britnnia undated 27mm 5.8 grams Copper vg. An " evasion halfpenny " circa 1790's 5.00

SR Bevois Southampton Bust ~ Promissory 1791 Halfpenny Crest Edge reads Payable at the office of E.W. Taylor or V. Moody & Co nvf Copper  28mm 6.00

Princess of Wales Bust ~ Halfpenny Token 1795 P.of W. Plumes over portcullis Edge oblique reeding gvf Copper 28mm 12.00

Warwickshire Bust Shakespear ~ Halfpenny  Vulcan seated at anvil 1792 edge reads Payable at Angelsey London or Liverpool gf Copper 30mm An att.hole at 12 o/clk obv and att. hole at 8.40 o/clk rev 5.00

Mail Coach & Horses To Trade etc ~To J. Palmer etc JF edge pplain vg Copper  27mm 2.00

                                            Early 19th. Century British Trade Tokens

Hull Halfpenny 1812 Payable by I.K.Picard Lead Works Hull ~ Esse Quam Videri Lion crest edge reeded vf Copper 27mm 10.00

Marquis Wellington Bust 1813 ~ Commerce Seated Britannia with sprig edge engrailed nvf Copper 27mm 6.00
Penny Flint Lead Works Building & quay 1813 ~ Penny Token One Pound Note for 240 etc engrailed edge.vf dings rev Copper 34mm A North Wales Token. 20.00

Minted in or for use in  AUSTRALIA.  All pennies unless stated otherwise stated.

KMTn135 Iredale & Co. Sydney etc. Ironmongers etc. Undated. ~Australia Standing figure of Justice w/cornecopia ship in background. vf Copper 34mm 25.00

Peace & Plenty National Arms ~ Melbourne Victoria Seated Female with scales & Cornucopia 1858 gf Copper 34mm 20.00

Peace & Plenty National Arms ~ Melbourne Victoria Seated Female with scales & Cornucopia 1858 fvf Copper 34mm 30.00
Halfpenny Australia Standing Female with scales & cornucopia ~ James Campbell General Stores Morpeth  f Copper 27mm.  undated. 15.00
Halfpenny I. Friedman Pawnbroker Argyle Street ~ Tasmania Seated Female figure with scales & cornucopia 1857 vf  Copper 27mm 65.00

I. Friedman Pawnbroker Argyle Street ~ Tasmania Seated Female figure with scales & cornucopia 1857 f  Copper 34mm 15.00

Australian Tea Mart Hanks and Lloyd Sydney ~ Peace & Plenty National Arms 1857 gvf Copper 34mm 120.00

Hide & De Carle Grocers & Wine Merchants Elizabeth Street Melbourne Crowned Lion with shield ~ Melbourne Victoria Seated Female figure with scales & cornucopia 1857 nvf  eds Copper 34mm 20.00
Halfpenny Professor Holloway Bust London ~ Holloway's Pills and Ointment Seated Female figure with snake 1857 gf Copper 28mm 20.00

Professor Holloway Bust London ~ Holloway's Pills Ointment Seated Female figure with snake 1858 vf Copper 34mm 20.00

Moorabool Street R. Parker Ironmonger Geelong ~ Australia Standing Female figure with scales & cornucopia. gvf Copper 34mm. undated 72.00
Halfpenny Melbourne Kangeroo W. J. Tayler Medallist To The Great Exhibition 1851 ~ Australia Seated female figure vf Copper 28mm 52.00

Thomas White & Son Westbury ~ Tasmania Emu & Kangeroo 1857 gvf Copper 34mm
60.00

               Minted in or for use in  CANADA.  All half pennies unless stated otherwise stated.

Marquis Wellington Bust  1815 ~ Commerce. Seated Britainiar w/sprig nvf holed Copper  28 mm 7.00

Minted in or for use in  NEW ZEALAND.  All pennies unless stated otherwise stated.

Advance New Zealand Maori ~ New Zealand Standing figure under palm, kiwi, mountains, boat & etc vf Copper 34mm
55.00

Charles G. Barley Wholesale Grocer Auckland New Zealand |~ God Save The Queen Seated female figure with scales & cornucopia 1858 vf ding by S of Save Copper 34mm 30.00

Samuel Coombes Manufacturing Clothier Bust Queen Street Auckland ~ Tailor, Outfitter Queen Street Auckland S. Coombes Albert Street Graham Town Gentelmans Mercer avf Copper 34mm
50.00

Wholesale & Retail Ironmonger S. Hauge Smith Merchant Auckland ~ Prince Albert Bust Born Aug26 1819 Died Decr 14 1861 vg Copper 34mm
20.00

   -- " -- AS ABOVE -- " -- but nf 25.00

Hobday & Jobberns Drapers Waterloo House Christchurch ~  Crest Advance Canterbury f Copper 33.5mm. undated
20.00

Hobday & Jobberns Drapers Waterloo House Christchurch ~ Crest Advance Canterbury nvf Copper 33.5mm. undated
75.00

Kirkcaldie & Stains General Drapers and Outfitters Wellington ~ Kirkcaldie & Stains Crest Wellington gvf Copper 31mm undated 50.00

George McGaul Coppersmith Tinsmith Plumber And Gasfitter 1874 Grahamstown ~ Steamwinch Pulley Minehead Advance Thames Goldfields nvf 2 dings  rev Copper 34mm 25.00

M. Somerville Wholesale Family Grocer City Mart Auckland ~ New Zealand Thistle Rose Shamrock 1857 nvf Copper 34mm 45.00

Victoria Dei Gratia Bust 1874 ~ Corner of Queen & Wellesley Streets United Service Hotel { In straight line }Auckland N.Z. f  Copper 34mm 15.00

Victoria Dei Gratia Bust 1874 ~ Corner of Queen & Wellesley Streets United Service Hotel { In curved line }Auckland N.Z. vg  Copper 34mm 15.00

Victoria Dei Gratia Bust 1874 ~ Corner of Queen & Wellesley Streets United Service Hotel { In curved line }Auckland N.Z. f  Copper 34mm 20.00

Victoria Dei Gratia Bust 1874 ~ Corner of Queen & Wellesley Streets United Service Hotel { In curved line }Auckland N.Z. avf Copper 34mm 40.00

Minted in or for use in  SAINT HELENA.  All Half pennies


Payable At St. Helena By Solomon Dickson And Taylor ~ One Half Penny Cypher vf Copper 29mm undated issued 1821 25.00