Australia (1939-45) Internment Camps 2 Shillings

Australia (1939-45) Internment Camps 2 Shillings

Australia (1939-45) Internment Camps 2 Shillings

Regular Price $750.00

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Throughout Australian Internment Camps of WWII (1939-1945) the military ordered the closing of all civilian-based canteen operations and the task was taken over by the Australian Defence Canteen Service who issued five tokens for use. The five shillings two shillings and penny denominations were struck by Australian contractors R. Arendeen & Sons Pty Ltd in Malvern Victoria while the shilling and threepence were struck by K. G. Luke & Co. Pty Ltd in Fitzroy Victoria. These tokens were especially designed so that they could not be used outside the camp area to prevent their use in aiding the escape of any prisoners from the camp.

At the end of the war the Commonwealth Bank set up an office and as the internee's handed over their tokens they were given the equivalent in Australian Currency. The tokens were withdrawn by the authorities as their circulation would be a contravention of the Commonwealth Coinage Act. A number were souvenired by officials army personnel and even prisoners and today they are eagerly sought by collectors of Australiana.

Refund policy


We will endeavour to dispatch orders as soon as possible, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.

We requires full payment with order, plus all shipping/postage charges before we dispatch any goods.

All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.

*Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $9.95, except EQL launches, heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.

EQL Launches/New Releases. The regular Flat fee ($9.95) does not apply to EQL Launches. Shipping charges for EQL new releases will differ and this rate will be advised at the time of entry.

Free Shipping: On orders $350.00 and over made in one transaction for delivery within Australia only.

Free Express Upgrade: Domestic Australian orders over the value of $1000 will automatically upgrade to Express Post at no additional expense.

Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;

  • New Zealand - $25.00
  • South Pacific - $30.00
  • Asia - $35.00
  • North & South America - $40.00
  • Europe - $45.00

International orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.


Wynyard Coin Centre will attempt to exchange (if available) or provide a refund for any items delivered damaged or unsatisfactory when returned in original, undamaged condition with all product components as supplied within 14 days of receipt.

Cancelled items/orders for customer change of mind or return without major problem (in original condition) will be refunded less postage charges and any merchant fees (PayPal 2.6%, VISA/Mastercard, Shop Pay, Apple Pay & Google Pay 1.6% + $0.30) associated with accepting the original payment within 28 days of purchase. 

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