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950558
  • Title
    Sir William Dixson numismatic collection comprising coins, tokens, medals and paper currency
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1700-1952
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    950558
  • Physical Description
    1374 coins
    5634 tokens
    1611 medals and badges
    843 paper money items
  • Collection history
    Sir William Dixson (1870-1952) built his numismatic collection over many years. He acquired entire collections, including that of Dr Arthur Andrews who compiled a handbook of Australasian tokens and coins (Sydney : Govt. printer, 1921).
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01 - COINS

    Series 01 Part 01: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian currency from the reign of Queen Victoria

    Series 01 Part 02: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian currency from the reign of Edward III

    Series 01 Part 03: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian currency from the reign of George V

    Series 01 Part 04: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian Commonwealth currency

    Series 01 Part 05: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian Imperial currency

    Series 01 Part 06: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian holey dollar currency

    Series 01 Part 07: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian currency, the Dump

    Series 01 Part 08: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian Assay Office currency

    Series 01 Part 09: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian Kangaroo Office currency

    Series 01 Part 10: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Australian Nickel Patterns currency

    Series 01 Part 11: Sir William Dixson coin collection : New Zealand currency

    Series 01 Part 12: Sir William Dixson coin collection : Great Britain currency

    Series 01 Part 13: Sir William Dixson coin collection : other countries (excluding Great Britain) currency

    Series 01 Part 14: Sir William Dixson coin collection : unidentified currency

    SERIES 02 - TOKENS

    Series 02 Part 01: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Abrahams, Lewis (Hobart, Tasmania) to A.S.N. Co. (Australian Steam Navigation Company, Sydney)

    Series 02 Part 02: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Barrowclough [i.e. Barraclough] (Richmond, Victoria) to Buxton, J.W. (Brisbane, Queensland)

    Series 02 Part 03: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Calder, R. (Castlemaine, Victoria) to Crothers & Co. (Stawell, Victoria)

    Series 02 Part 04: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Davey, James, & Co. (Sale, Victoria) to Dixon, James (Wangaratta, Victoria)

    Series 02 Part 05: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Evans and Foster, Melbourne

    Series 02 Part 06: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Fenwick Bros. (Melbourne) to Froomes, W. (Castlemaine, Victoria)

    Series 02 Part 07: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Gippsland Hardware Company (Port Albert, Victoria) to Grundy, J.R. (Ballarat, Victoria)

    Series 02 Part 08: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Hanks & Compy. (Sydney) to Hyde, Robert & Co. (Melbourne)

    Series 02 Part 09: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Iredale & Co. (Sydney)

    Series 02 Part 10: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Jamieson, W. W., & Co. (Warnambool, Victoria) to Josephs, R. (Newtown, Tasmania)

    Series 02 Part 11: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Larcombe & Co. (Brisbane, Queensland) to Love and Roberts (Wagga Wagga, New South Wales)

    Series 02 Part 12: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : MacGregor, J. (Sydney) to Murray and Christie (Castlemaine, Victoria)

    Series 02 Part 13: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Nicholas, A. (Hobart, Tasmania) to Nokes, James (Melbourne)

    Series 02 Part 14: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Palmer, B. (Sydney) to Petty, George (Melbourne)

    Series 02 Part 15: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Ridler, R.B. (Richmond, Melbourne) to Ryland, G. (Castlemaine, Victoria)

    Series 02 Part 16: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Sawyer, J. (Brisbane, Queensland) to Stokes and Martin (Melbourne)

    Series 02 Part 17: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Taylor, Alfred (Adelaide) to Toogood, A. (Sydney)

    Series 02 Part 18: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : Warburton, T. (Melbourne) to Wood, W.D. (Hobart, Tasmania)

    Series 02 Part 19: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : miscellaneous tokens, Peace & Plenty (or Melbourne Pence) to Taylor, W.J.

    Series 02 Part 20: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : silver trade tokens, MacIntosh & Degraves (Hobart, Tasmania) to Hogarth, Erichse & Co. (Sydney)

    Series 02 Part 21: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Australia : surcharged trade tokens, A & S (on Stokes penny) to symbols (on Lipscome penny)

    Series 02 Part 22: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Alliance Tea Company (Christchurch) to Ashton, H. (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 23: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Barley, Charles C. (Auckland) to Brown and Duthie (New Plymouth)

    Series 02 Part 24: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Caro, J. & Co. (Christchurch) to Coombes, Samuel (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 25: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Day and Mieville (Dunedin & Otago) to De Carle, E. & Co. (Dunedin)

    Series 02 Part 26: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Forsaith, T.S. (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 27: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Gaisford and Edmonds (Christchurch) to Gratten, R. (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 28: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Hall, Henry J. (Christchurch) to Hurley, J. & Co. (Wanganui)

    Series 02 Part 29: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Jones and Williamson (Dunedin)

    Series 02 Part 30: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Kirkcaldie and Stains (Wellington)

    Series 02 Part 31: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Levy, Lipman (Wellington) to Licensed Victuallers Assocn. (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 32: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Marks, Morris (Auckland) to Morrin & Co. (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 33: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : New Zealand penny

    Series 02 Part 34: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Perkins & Co. (Dunedin) to Pratt, W. (Christchurch)

    Series 02 Part 35: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Reece, Edward (Christchurch)

    Series 02 Part 36: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Smith, S. Hague (Auckland) to Somerville, M. (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 37: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Union Bakery Co. (Christchurch) to United Service Hotel (Auckland)

    Series 02 Part 38: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand : Wallace, James (Wellington) to Wilson, A.S. (Dunedin. Otago) ; and [Smith, S. Hague ?]

    Series 02 Part 39: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : New Zealand surcharged trade tokens, J S on Milner & Thompson penny; 65.2714 on Ashton penny; W M on McCaul penny

    Series 02 Part 40: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Great Britain

    Series 02 Part 41: Sir William Dixson trade tokens collection : Canada

    SERIES 03 - MEDALS and BADGES

    Series 03 Part 01: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Australia : commemorative medals

    Series 03 Part 02: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Australia : including award medals, celebrations and exhibitions etc.

    Series 03 Part 03: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Australia : service medals

    Series 03 Part 04: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Australia : miscellaneous, including trade union badges

    Series 03 Part 05: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Australia : coin and tokens, miscellaneous

    Series 03 Part 06: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Great Britain : medals, medalets and miscellaneous

    Series 03 Part 07: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Great Britain : service medals

    Series 03 Part 08: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Great Britain : miscellaneous items

    Series 03 Part 09: Sir William Dixson medal collection : New Zealand : medals and medalets

    Series 03 Part 10: Sir William Dixson medal collection : New Zealand : service medal

    Series 03 Part 11: Sir William Dixson medal collection : New Zealand : miscellaneous medals

    Series 03 Part 12: Sir William Dixson medal collection : other countries (excluding Great Britain)

    Series 03 Part 13: Sir William Dixson medal collection : miscellaneous / unidentified items

    SERIES 04 - PAPER CURRENCY

    Series 04 Part 01: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : Australia : Commonwealth of Australia

    Series 04 Part 02: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : Australia : private banks, notes and forms

    Series 04 Part 03: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : Australia : currency and promissory notes

    Series 04 Part 04: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : Australia : Occupied Australian Territories

    Series 04 Part 05: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : Australia : postal notes

    Series 04 Part 06: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : Australia : miscellaneous, etc

    Series 04 Part 07: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : New Zealand currency

    Series 04 Part 08: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : Great Britain

    Series 04 Part 09: Sir William Dixson paper currency collection : other countries (excluding Great Britain)
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - Due to security reasons this collection is not available for browsing
  • Published Information
    An overview of the Dixson numismatic collection is available in Treasures of the State Library of New South Wales : the Australiana collections / Anne Robertson. Sydney : Collins Australia in association with the State Library of New South Wales, 1988, pp.150-155.
  • Description source

    Dixson numismatic shelf list
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