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

Last updated 23 January 2019 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

The Angelsey Mines Halfpenny 1791 Cypher ~ Druids Head Edge reads Payable in Angelsey or London gf Copper 29mm 6.00

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

Norfold 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

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  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