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1 sou 1838

1 sou 1838
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

In an effort to alleviate the chronic shortage of small change in Lower Canada in the 1830s, several of the chartered banks were authorized to issue copper sous showing a bouquet of roses, thistles, shamrocks, wheat and maple leaves. The piece illustrated was issued by La Banque du Peuple... Read more »

1 sou 1838 values and prices

The value of a canadian token depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Open wreath - Large bow - Reeded --$44.70$90.00$120$320$410
Open wreath - Large bow - Plain --$90.00$180$320$540$720
Closed wreath - Small bow - Reeded --$6.80$9.90$15.80$39.50$86.40
Closed wreath - Small bow - Plain ----$890--
Closed wreath - Large bow - Reeded --$6.80$9.90$15.80$45.00$86.40
Closed wreath - Large bow - Plain -------
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Open wreath - Large bow - Reeded -------
Open wreath - Large bow - Plain -------
Closed wreath - Small bow - Reeded $230------
Closed wreath - Small bow - Plain -------
Closed wreath - Large bow - Reeded $230------
Closed wreath - Large bow - Plain -------

Specifications

Open wreath - Large bow - Reeded

  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Belleville
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1 sou
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 715
  • Charlton #: LC5A1
  • McLachlan #: 101
  • Courteau #: 15-17
  • Bowman #: 715
  • Sandham #: 71
  • Haxby-Willey #: 130
  • Batty #: 258-276
  • Atwood-Coffee #: 108
  • Raymond #: 65
  • Willey #: 690-691

Open wreath - Large bow - Plain

  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Belleville
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1 sou
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 715
  • Charlton #: LC5A2
  • McLachlan #: 101
  • Courteau #: 15-17
  • Bowman #: 715
  • Sandham #: 71
  • Haxby-Willey #: 130
  • Batty #: 258-276
  • Atwood-Coffee #: 108
  • Raymond #: 65
  • Willey #: 690-691

Closed wreath - Small bow - Reeded

  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Belleville
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1 sou
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 715
  • Charlton #: LC5A3
  • McLachlan #: 101
  • Courteau #: 15-17
  • Bowman #: 715
  • Sandham #: 71
  • Haxby-Willey #: 130
  • Batty #: 258-276
  • Atwood-Coffee #: 108
  • Raymond #: 65
  • Willey #: 690-691

Closed wreath - Small bow - Plain

  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Belleville
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1 sou
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 715
  • Charlton #: LC5A4
  • McLachlan #: 101
  • Courteau #: 15-17
  • Bowman #: 715
  • Sandham #: 71
  • Haxby-Willey #: 130
  • Batty #: 258-276
  • Atwood-Coffee #: 108
  • Raymond #: 65
  • Willey #: 690-691

Closed wreath - Large bow - Reeded

  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Belleville
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1 sou
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 715
  • Charlton #: LC5A5
  • McLachlan #: 101
  • Courteau #: 15-17
  • Bowman #: 715
  • Sandham #: 71
  • Haxby-Willey #: 130
  • Batty #: 258-276
  • Atwood-Coffee #: 108
  • Raymond #: 65
  • Willey #: 690-691

Closed wreath - Large bow - Plain

  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Belleville
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1 sou
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 715
  • Charlton #: LC5A6
  • McLachlan #: 101
  • Courteau #: 15-17
  • Bowman #: 715
  • Sandham #: 71
  • Haxby-Willey #: 130
  • Batty #: 258-276
  • Atwood-Coffee #: 108
  • Raymond #: 65
  • Willey #: 690-691

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Last update : Sunday, October 28, 2018

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