Featherston POW Camp (New Zealand) 1/2 Penny & 3 Pence

half penny

The Featherston POW Camp was located about 125 miles from Wellington New Zealand.  The camp housed Japanese POWs mostly captured at Guadalcanal.  The camp was the site of a prison riot in which 13 POWs and 1 guard was killed.  The tokens are made of steel and are unifaced and rusted easily.  Denominations of 1/2, and 1 penny, 3, and 6 pence, and 1 and 2 shillings.  All of the Featherston tokens are extremely rare.

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