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87/991 Coin, 'Holey dollar', silver, Charles IV Spanish dollar, made at Mexico Mint, modified and used, Australia, 1794-1813. Click to enlarge.

Holey dollar used in Australia

made 1794-1813

Coin, 'Holey dollar', silver, issued by Governor Macquarie, NSW Australia, 1813, struck on Spanish Eight Reales (or dollar) of Charles IV, Mexico Mint, 1794.

Summary

Object No.

87/991

Object Statement

Coin, 'Holey dollar', silver, Charles IV Spanish dollar, made at Mexico Mint, modified and used, Australia, 1794-1813

Physical Description

Coin, 'Holey dollar', silver, issued by Governor Macquarie, NSW Australia, 1813, struck on Spanish Eight Reales (or dollar) of Charles IV, Mexico Mint, 1794.

Dimensions

Depth

2 mm

Production

made

1794-1813

History

Source

Credit Line

Gift of G J Cohen, 1987

Acquisition Date

6 August 1987

Cite this Object

Harvard

Holey dollar used in Australia 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 January 2020, <https://ma.as/81041>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/81041 |title=Holey dollar used in Australia |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 January 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Icons: From the MAAS Collection at the Powerhouse Museum.

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