1824 John Weavell Hobart Shilling Note Fair-Fine

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1824 John Weavell Hobart Shilling Note Fair-Fine

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  • Rare - known by only a few examples!
  • Australian colonial history you can hold in your hands!
  • Issued in present-day Tasmania during a currency crisis nearly 200 years ago.
  • Not to be missed by the discerning Australian collector!


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An opportunity to hold Australian colonial history in your hands, we are delighted to present this 1824 promissory note from Tasmanian trader, John Weavell.

The currency shortage that plagued all early Australian settlers was particularly sorely felt in Van Diemen's Land. With precious little official currency available, the authorities were forced 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', these notes are rare and highly sought after.

This genuine, original Weavell One Shilling Note is dated 1824. Nearly 200 years old, and known by just a few examples, this rare colonial artefact is not to be missed by the Australian currency connoisseur in collectable Fair-Fine.

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Banknote TypePaper
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1824
GradeFair to Fine
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