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

Last updated  7 August 2020 GB 

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


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

Birmingham Coining and Copper Company Seated female 1794 ~ Halfpenny Payable at  Stork over cornucopia Edge reads Payable in Dublin at Ballymurtagh vf Copper 29mm 8.00

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

Hull Halfpenny 1791 Crest ~ Gulielmus Tertus Rex Horseman MDCLXXXIX {1689} Edge illegible
gf Copper 29mm
5.00

Hull Halfpenny 1812 Payable by I.K. Picard Lead Works Hull ~ Esse Quam Videri Lion with crest Edge oblique reeding vf Copper  27mm 10.00

Marquis Wellington Bust ~ 1813 ~ Commerce Seated Britannia with sprig Edge engrailed nvf Copper 27mm 6.00

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

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

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

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


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
vf 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

Alfred Nicholas Liverpool Tea Warehouse Liverpool Street Hobart Town ~  Britainia Seated figure Britannia nf  slight dishing Copper 33mm 8.00

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

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 { Incurved 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