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New Zealand, Christchurch Milner & Thompson's 1881 penny token


New Zealand 1881 copper One Penny trade token, minted by Stokes & Martin, Melbourne. Issued by Milner & Thompson:
Obv: MILNER & THOMPSON CANTERBURY MUSIC DEPOT & PIANOFORTE WAREHOUSE below CHRISTCHURCH / 1881 a group of musical instruments set inside a radiate olive wreath with a winged cherub head set at the top.
Rev: NEW ZEALAND scene of a Maori warrior standing on an island in front of a palm tree. He holds a large square shield on the ground with his right hand and a weapon in his left. The shield is quartered with plants in each sector, a kiwi emerges walking left from behind the shield. In the sea behind the prow of a war canoe can be seen to the left of the kiwi and a mountainous island is seen in the background.
Edge: Plain. Dia: 32mm. KM# Tn50 GEF

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