NEW ZEALAND, token, 1857


NEW ZEALAND, token, no date (1857), Obverse: MILNER & THOMPSON’S CANTERBURY MUSIC DEPOT & PIANOFORTE WAREHOUSE SOLE AGENTS FOR JOHN BRINSMEAD & SONS PIANOS, Reverse: Maori under palm tree, NEW ZEALAND, copper, 32mm, 10.53g, 1 penny, KM-Tn54, edge bumps, cleaned aVF

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New Zealand 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.