Australasian Tokens and Coins: A Handbook.
Sydney Trustees Mitchell Library / Public Library of New South Wales, 1921. 1st ed. Hardback quarto, no jacket, good plus condition, red cloth covers (spine faded, small flecked patches), gilt title front board & spine, gilt coin front cover, black & white plates at rear (one defective), small frayed patches near fore-edge front cover (little bumped bottom edge), pages lightly toned (few notably), edges lightly foxed, some edgewear, otherwise internally very good. 163 + 61 pp. First edition. A catalogue issued by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, originally intended as a record of the Australian tokens and coins in the Mitchell Library. It was enlarged to include descriptions of all known varieties. There are 61 full-page plates at the rear of the book (plate 15 defective, scuffed, adjacent page thinned). Holey dollar depicted on front cover and spine. A brief historical introduction is included, as well as chapters on copper and bronze tokens, an alphabetical list of Australasian copper and bronze tokens with description of over 640 varieties, lists of issuers in the various colonies, holey dollars and dumps, Australian pattern shillings and sixpence, Australian gold coins, and the Sydney and Melbourne and Perth mints from 1855 to 1920. A great publication for anyone interested in Australasian coins and tokens.
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