Descriptive Catalogue of Australian Tradesmen’s Tokens: Illustrated with Woodcuts


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    First Edition.

    21cm x 14cm. 74, vi, [iv] pages, black and white illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt lettering.

    Also Some Account of the Early Silver Pieces, and Gold Coinage of Australia. “The want of an authorized and efficient subsidiary coinage, has at various times had the effect of bringing into circulation large numbers of tokens issued by tradesman and others.” (from p.1) These tokens, as well as serving as currency, were profitable and acted as easily circulated advertising. Some were made in England, though many were made by Thomas Stokes of Melbourne.

    Very minor bumping to corners. Minor soil to upper board. Previous owner’s name in pencil, minor annotations and a few additional tokens drawn in pencil. Very Good Condition.

    $300.00 AUD

    1 in stock

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