Coins in Early Australia

Macquarie's holey dollar

I’ve just published a post on the new archaeology website, Then Dig:

Value at a Distance: Coins in Early Australia

What I didn’t say in the post, since I didn’t think a largely American audience would be interested, is that Macquarie Bank – the ‘millionaires’ factory’ – has as its logo Governor Macquarie’s holey dollar.  Such chutzpah, for a bank to associate itself with a coin with an empty centre!

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