AUSTRALIA, token, 1864

$150.00

AUSTRALIA, token, 1864, Obverse: J. SAWYER WHOLESALE & RETAIL TOBACCONIST BRISBANE, Reverse: arms, QUEedge nicksLAND 1864, copper, 34mm, 13.12g,1 penny, KM-Tn208, edge nicks, VF

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Australia was about as far away from England as you could get in the 19th century, and there was a perennial coin shortage. Merchants stepped in to fill the gap but their contribution was unequal to the need.