'An Account of the Coins, Coinages and Currency of Australasia' by Coleman P Hyman. (1893) - $2,500
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'Published by Authority of the New South Wales Commissioners for the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago,1893'. Commissioned to add an historical background to the exhibition of 'coins and currency (of) Australasia, with specimens of medals, exhibited in the New South Wales Court at the World's Columbian Exposition, by Coleman P Hyman, of Sydney.'

Perhaps the most important book published on early Australian coins. It includes anecdotal accounts of the official and unofficial currencies used in Australia from the time of its British settlement in 1788.

This rare first edition is identified by a stamp as once being 'the property of the Government of New South Wales'.

A must for any serious collector of Australian Colonial coins.

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