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H. J. Hall - Grocer

H. J. Hall - Grocer

Description

Henry Joseph Hall, who was well known in early Christchurch as a grocer and land owner, emigrated to New Zealand from Guernsey, one of the islands in the English Channel. Hall arrived in Christchurch in 1857, where he took up 60,000 acres of land in North Canterbury, called Motunau, as well as land at Birdling Brook and Leeston.

In addition to these agricultural properties Hall also had significant property interests in Christchurch, and opened a grocery store in Cashel Street West in 1864. However he moved to High Street the following year when the site of Methodist Church was put up for sale as the congregation had become too large for the space. He paid 5800 pounds for the site.

Hall kept the business until 1873, selling it so that he could give more attention to his land interests, both in the city and the country. He died in about 1896.

Hall issued nineteen different penny token varieties and halfpennies. They were very simply designed, with text and no graphic elements in their design. He had a very large number of tokens in circulation, requiring between 18 and 22 separate orders to have these many varieties minted. English medallist W.J. Taylor and Australian Thomas Stokes both struck tokens for him at their mints.

Identification Guide

The multiple varieties of the H. J. Hall - Groce Tokens might be hard to identify or remember especially for new collectors. This step-by-step Identification Guide will assist you through the major varieties of this popular token and will help to associate your token with the right variety.

H. J. Hall - Grocer values and prices

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

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Renniks #164 ---$24.50$49.00$78.00$195
Renniks #165 ---$22.00$44.00$73.00$183
Renniks #166 ---$59.50$119$188$470
Renniks #167 ---$75.80$152$232$619
Renniks #168 ---$37.00$69.80$126$315
Renniks #169 ---$76.00$190$456$1,140
Renniks #170 ---$76.00$190$456$1,140
Renniks #171 ---$278$695$456$1,140
Renniks #172 ---$43.00$108$194$485
Renniks #172A ----$900--
Renniks #173 ---$37.10$86.60$142$303
Renniks #174 ------$1,520
Renniks #175 ---$32.70$65.40$121$272
Renniks #176 ------$912
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Renniks #164 $429$663-----
Renniks #165 $402$621-----
Renniks #166 $1,030$1,600-----
Renniks #167 $1,280$1,930-----
Renniks #168 $630$945-----
Renniks #169 $1,430$1,710-----
Renniks #170 $1,430$1,710-----
Renniks #171 $1,430$1,710-----
Renniks #172 $647$808-----
Renniks #172A -------
Renniks #173 $495$687-----
Renniks #174 $2,470$3,420-----
Renniks #175 $439$605-----
Renniks #176 $1,310$1,710-----

Specifications

Renniks #164

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Mint : W. J. Taylor
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Renniks #: 164
  • Andrews #: 164
  • Gray #: 92
  • Lampard #: 322e

Renniks #165

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Mint : W. J. Taylor
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Weight: 14.9 grams
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Renniks #: 165
  • Andrews #: 165
  • Gray #: 92a
  • Lampard #: 322f

Renniks #166

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Mint : W. J. Taylor
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Weight: 14.5 grams
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Renniks #: 166
  • Andrews #: 168
  • Gray #: 92c
  • Lampard #: 322h

Renniks #167

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Mint : W. J. Taylor
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Weight: 14.5 grams
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Renniks #: 167
  • Andrews #: 169
  • Gray #: 92d
  • Lampard #: 322i

Renniks #168

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Weight: 14.1 grams
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Renniks #: 168
  • Andrews #: 172
  • Gray #: 93
  • Lampard #: 322k

Renniks #169

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Renniks #: 169
  • Andrews #: 175

Renniks #170

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Renniks #: 170

Renniks #171

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Renniks #: 171
  • Gray #: 93c

Renniks #172

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Renniks #: 172
  • Andrews #: 177
  • Gray #: 93a
  • Lampard #: 322l

Renniks #172A

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Renniks #: 172A
  • Andrews #: 179
  • Gray #: 93b
  • Lampard #: 322n

Renniks #173

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Weight: 13.2 grams
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Renniks #: 173
  • Andrews #: 159
  • Gray #: 90
  • Lampard #: 322c

Renniks #174

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Renniks #: 174
  • Andrews #: 160

Renniks #175

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Mint : W. J. Taylor
  • Denomination : Half Penny
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Renniks #: 175
  • Andrews #: 161
  • Gray #: 91

Renniks #176

  • Issuer: H. J. Hall
  • Denomination : Half Penny
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Renniks #: 176
  • Andrews #: 162

Last update : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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