Kiama and Jamberoo pennies among rarest in Australia

David Radford will speak on the subject of early Australian coins at the next meeting of Gerringong and District Historical Society, on Saturday, June 23 from 1pm.

Radford’s talk will be about the surprisingly large variety of coins that were circulating in Australia, both local and foreign. These days the Kiama penny and the Jamberoo penny are among the rarest of them all.

David grew up on a farm near Berry, before moving to Melbourne where he lived for many years.

His career was in the dairy manufacturing industry, primarily in research and development.

In retirement he moved to Kiama, where he explores his passions for local history, bush walking, travel, plants, and early Australian coins.

The talk will be held at the RSL Memorial Hall, on the corner of Fern and Belinda Streets, Gerringong, followed by afternoon tea, then a general meeting.

Visitors are most welcome to attend, with a gold coin donation.