New Zealand 19th century trade tokens

19 Apr 2015

A collection of New Zealand tokens. In the 19th century there was a shortage of coin in New Zealand. Tradesmen and companies copied Uk history and produced their own penny and half penny tokens



Level 5

Super nice collection!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

those are some nice tokens. it is always nice to see coins from around the world


Level 6

Wow! What a beautiful collection! Thank you for sharing it!


Level 5

A very beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing.


Level 7

Now that's a beautiful collection. Looks like you worked very hard on it. And you know what I bet you enjoyed it. Because you accomplished something you like. Thank you for sharing them with us. I like tokens a lot these are very nice. Hard work pays of.


Level 6

Very nice collection. I did not know these pieces existed. I'd like to know more about them. I had a small collection of NZ coins at one time.

Dollar Guy

Level 5

Ian, You know this might be a good segment to add to your presentation in Colorado Springs. This way you could add more interest and bring a new fascet to another collector!?:-)


Level 4

Wow. Nice collection. Where did you get them?

Ian Fenn

Level 5

I first started collecting coins around 2003, I had very eclectic tastes meaning I was a magpie style collector. I'm a kiwi and I recall when being very youg seeing a couple of trade tokens my father had... he never let us touch them. So around 2005 I started collecting NZ tokens, amongst other coins. This small collection probably covers five years of collecting through auction and ebay. around 2009/2010 I started to focus on my main interest original and restrike Maria theresa thalers , I think the last token in this collection was purchased in 2011.

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