Australia (1943) 3 pence

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32476
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This specimen was lot 32476 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description[1] noted, "Internment Camp 3 Pence Token ND (1943) MS64 Red and Brown PCGS. A lustrous example with full copper toning produced for a World War II POW internment camp." This is from a series produced for an internment camps (for German prisoners) which ranged from a penny to five shillings, all in bronze. Varieties exist, including specimens with misplaced or missing holes.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM Tn2.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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