NEW ZEALAND, token, 1857

$60.00

NEW ZEALAND, token, no date (1857), Obverse: CONFECTIONERS, BAKERS, & GROCERS SHIPPING SUPPLIED J. HURLEY & Co. WANGANUI NEW ZEALAND ESTABLISHED 1853, Reverse: woman seated facing between beehive & anchor, copper, 31mm, 10.81g, halfpenny, KM-Tn33, nicks, F

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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.