FACT: The Strachan & Co token coins are South Africa's first circulating indigenous currency (they circulated for nearly 60 years from 1874). The Griquatown token coins never circulated (proof at this link.)

In 2016 a research fraud, Pierre Henri Norje, published a paper suggesting otherwise. Nortje's fraud and deceit is exposed at this link

Get the new 2015/2016 South African Coin Catalogue rejecting the Griquatown tokens and confirming the important role of the Strachan tokens at this link

FACT: The first set of Strachan & Co coins were released in 1874 when this new business, set up by Donald Strachan and Charles Brisley, was launched.




[History of the Griqua Nation] [History of the Strachan Family]
[More than just "tokens"] [Background to tokens] [The forgotten South African Currency]
[Technical information] [Going prices] [The two "in goods" sets]
[Tokens scrapped] [Large image of complete set of S&Co] [S&Co Error Coins and Oddities]
[The book set to make the Strachan and Co tokens famous]
[Strachan and Co Set for sale - April 2008]




Griqua Coin and Bank Note Menu
[1815/16 Griqua Town "coins"] [1860: Durban Club 6d] [1862 Durban Bank £5 Bank Note] [1868: Griqua £1 Bank Note]
[1874: Mount Currie Express Stamp] [1874/1932: Strachan and Co Currency Tokens] [Other E Griqualand Tokens]
[1870s Griqua Town Patterns] [1890: Griqua Patterns] [Other Serious Griqua Coin Collectors]
[The History of the Griqua People] [Other South African Metal Token Coins

[Book: History of the Griquas and their money]


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