Featherston POW Camp (New Zealand) 6 Pence & 2 Shilling

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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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