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Marshall Hole currency
A three pence note of "Marshall Hole currency", issued in Bulawayo in 1900. Owing to the shortage of small change and circulating coinage in Rhodesia during the Second Boer War, Hugh Marshall Hole, Government Secretary for Matabeleland, authorised the use of small cards bearing a British South Africa Company postage stamp on the obverse, and an official handstamped signature on the reverse. These cards circulated as emergency currency between 1 August 1900 and their withdrawal on 1 October 1900. A total of £20,000 worth of stamps were used, in denominations of 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 2/6, 4/-, 5/- and 10/-.Banknote: Office of Hugh Marshall Hole (image courtesy of the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History)