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1 penny 1837

1 penny 1837
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

During the first half of the l9th century there was a chronic shortage of small coins in Lower Canada. In 1835, following a government decision to remove all the lightweight pieces from circulation, the shortage became acute. No official coins were issued but the Bank of Montreal, the Quebec Bank, the City Bank and La Banque du Peuple were given authority to issue... Read more »

Specifications

  • Mintage : 120 000
  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 19 grams
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Km #: Tn12

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Last update : Thursday, January 24, 2013

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