Original unissued Miner's Right, 1890's. Colony of Victoria


Mint condition, perforations on left from where it was separated from a book of Miner’s Rights. Engraved Arms of the Colony of Victoria. 
Verso has columns to be filled in for Date, Situation, District etc.   
The Miner's Right was introduced in 1855 in the colony of Victoria, replacing the Miner's Licence. Protests in 1853 at Bendigo with the formation of the Anti-Gold Licence Association and the rebellion of Eureka Stockade in December 1854 at Ballarat led to reform of the system with a cheaper annual fee of five shillings giving the right to mine gold, the right to vote, and the right to own land. Previously the mining licence was eight pounds a year.
Miner's Rights from this series were never released due to of a spelling error on the Verso ("Indorsed" should be "Endorsed").  Many from this series have been falsely filled in to resemble legitimate Rights.  The false Rights from the "S" series have hand written numbering.  Genuine Rights have stamped or printed numbering.
Size: approx. 140x220 mm.  Free postage in Australia.  Overseas: $4.50.  Guaranteed original.
Item No.  EPH001

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