AUSTRALIA, token, no date (1857)

$50.00

AUSTRALIA, token, no date (1857), Obverse: FLAVELLE BROs SYDNEY & BRISBANE, ONE PENNY, OPTICIANS & JEWELLERS, Reverse: emu & kangaroo, copper, 33mm, 13.92g, KM-Tn70, nicks, VF

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Description

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.