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William Bateman - General Merchants

William Bateman - General Merchants


William Bateman and his two sons William Junior and James arrived in Victoria from Yorkshire in 1853, bringing enough capital to start a store. The Bateman family had been involved in the woollen trade in Yorkshire prior to coming to Australia, and according to Turnbull, they brought a large volume of stock with them. Inward bound passenger lists held by the Public Records Office of Victoria show that eight passengers with the last name Bateman arrived on board the Prince Arthur in May that year. Read more »

William Bateman - General Merchants values and prices

The value of a australian token depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.


Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67


  • Issuer: William Bateman Junior & Co.
  • Mint : Heaton & Sons
  • Issuing date : 1855
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 15.5 grams
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 45
  • Andrews #: 30
  • Gray #: 23

The values on this page are in Australian dollars (AUD).

Last update : Thursday, November 5, 2020

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