1823 John Weavell Hobart Shilling Note Fair-Fine

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1823 John Weavell Hobart Shilling Note Fair-Fine

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  • Hold Australian colonial history in your hands!
  • Rare - known by only a few examples.
  • Issued during the currency shortage plaguing Van Diemen's Land's European settlers.
  • Highly collectable in Fair-Fine.


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A rare, fascinating element of Australia's earliest modern history, we are delighted to present the 1823 promissory note from Tasmanian trader, John Weavell.

The first European settlers of Australia suffered an extreme currency shortage, with the shortage particularly acute in Van Diemen's Land. A remarkable time in our history, the cash crisis forced colonial authorities to recognise traders' promissory notes as legal tender. Among the traders to issue notes was 'merchant and general dealer' John Weavell, who operated from Elizabeth St, Hobart Town. Hand-signed by Weavell, and inscribed 'Van Diemen's Land', this note is rare and highly sought after.

Dated 1823, this is a genuine, original Weavell One Shilling Note. Nearly 200 years old, and known by just a few examples, this rare colonial artefact in Fair-Fine condition gives you the chance to hold Australian history in your hands.

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Banknote TypePaper
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1823
GradeFair to Fine
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