NEW ZEALAND, token, 1874-75

$150.00

NEW ZEALAND, token, no date (1874-75), Obverse: HOBDAY & JOBBedge nicks DRAPERS WATERLOO HOUSE CHRISTCHURCH, Reverse: arms, ADVANCE CANTERBURY, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE, copper, 33mm, 10.99g, 1 penny, KM-Tn31, edge bump, aVF

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Description

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.