Australian Stubloon 1973

A fantastic opportunity to own a piece of modern Australian token issuance. The story of the Stubloon can be found by clicking on this link

“Project clerk Peter Snel later recounted the genesis of a new kind of token, the Stubloon: “No money could actually change hands at the camps under the liquor ordinance,” he recalled.

“At the beginning I tried introducing beer tickets and a variety of tokens. But these ideas weren’t satisfactory, so I had a long discussion with the regional engineer in Katherine, Don Darben, about an alternate currency based on the value of one stubby of beer.”

Approximately 4000 were minted yet many were sold off as tourist items back in the 80’s – scarce!