Australia (1939-45) Internment Camps 5 Shillings VF+

Australia (1939-45) Internment Camps 5 Shillings VF+

Regular Price $3,750.00

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Struck for use in Australia and New Zealand during World War II these Internment Camps copper five shillings were introduced for use solely in the camps in place of the standard circulating Australian coinage. All the tokens (bar a small number) were holed in the centre with a wreath surrounding it.

As ordered by the authorities all Internment Camp tokens contravened the Commonwealth Coinage Act and were subsequently destroyed except a few that were souvenired by internees and army personell.

Compared to the Aussie 1930 pennies of which there are around 1500 pieces known these Internment Camp five shillings are considered very rare as there are around 50-100 known to exist.

(Catalogue Value $4750-VF).

Obverse rim nicks Very FINE+

Refund policy


We will endeavour to deliver orders as quickly as possible but, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.

We require 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 $8.50, except 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.

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

  • South Pacific Zone 1 - $25.00
  • Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
  • Taiwan - $95.00
  • North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
  • Europe Zone 4 - $35.00

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

All coins, banknotes and tokens are completely guaranteed for title and authenticity. We do offer refunds on all items, less all postage and insurance costs, if returned in original (undamaged) condition within 28 days of receipt, subject to conditions. We will replace any damaged item (if available) when returned to us in original packaging as supplied.
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