Token: Australia G & WH Rocke One Penny 1859
George and William Henry Rocke were furniture importers in Melbourne, Australia. They issued these one penny tokens to aid their business. There is a good write-up of this token at Museum Victoria [Press Here].
These tokens are highly collectible and command high value when in good condition. The one in our picture comes from Noble Numismatics in Melbourne, where it sold for 160 Australian dollars (about $140 US) during a 2012 auction. The Noble token is in excellent shape, which is why it is worth so much. Catalog values run like this:
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $320
To convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values, see our Important Terminology page.
, Genre: Tokens
Requested by: LAWRENCE1947, Fri, 17-Oct-2014 15:43:48 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 17-Oct-2014 22:10:43 GMT
Requester description: 1859 G & W.H ROCKE MELMOURNE VICTORIA
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