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Australian Tradesman's Tokens

Posted on: Feb, 02/02/2009

The Macintosh and Degraves silver shilling is the first tradesmans' token manufactured for use in Australia, and as the only shilling token issued by any Australian merchant it is also the largest denomination in the entire token series. This token is in fact the first item of Australian decorative art to feature the term Tasmania, and the fourth (possibly the third) record of the term Tasmania in any medium. The token also shows the earliest depiction of a kangaroo on an item of decorative art available for private ownership, and is one of less than two dozen extant items of silver produced prior to 1821 and with an Australian history....

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