Ted's Tokens: Australia


In Australia and New Zealand, the wool industry was (and still remains) a vital part of the economy. The coat of arms of the City of Melbourne includes a hanging fleece.

E.F. Dease Penny
Around 1855, E.F. Dease, a draper from Launceston, Tasmania, operated a store called The Golden Fleece.
He used the fleece symbol on his tokens.
"Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves" is from a poem attributed to the Roman poet Virgil.
E.F. Dease Halfpenny
Around 1855, E.F. Dease, a draper from Launceston, Tasmania, operated a store called The Golden Fleece.
He used the fleece symbol on his tokens.
"Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves" is from a poem attributed to the Roman poet Virgil.
Davies, Alexander & Co Penny
Davies, Alexander & Co in Goulburn, NSW, issued copper pennies with a hanging fleece from 1850 to 1863.
This company managed the Australian Store, which was the main retail store of southern New South Wales.
Davies, Alexander & Co Penny
Davies, Alexander & Co in Goulburn, NSW, issued copper pennies with a hanging fleece from 1850 to 1863.
This company managed the Australian Store, which was the main retail store of southern New South Wales.
Whitty & Brown Penny (c. 1860)
A Peace & Plenty token from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, features a ram standing and facing left. Justice stands blindfolded with a pair of scales and a cornucopia, with a ship in the background.