The Adam Park Project


10 cents Coin

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 08/01/017 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No 8 Adam Park Report No: Report No.8 Artifact Type: Coins and Tokens Production Date: 2011-02-17 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 9mm Dia Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

A silver 10 cents coin dated 1939 9mm in diameter. It bears the head of George VI

Historic Context:

The 1939 10 cents coin was of particular interest when considered within the context with the site. The POW’s were paid 10 cents a day to work on the Shinto Shrine. The wage was a vital source of funds by which prisoners could supplement their diet. The loss of this coin would have been a major disappointment to the owner.

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