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1/2 penny 1837

1/2 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 »

1/2 penny 1837 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
V in the line -$2.00$6.20$6.90$14.90$74.50$150
↑↑ - V lower than top I -$2.00$6.90$7.80$16.40$74.50$150
↑↓ - V lower than top I -------
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
V in the line $190------
↑↑ - V lower than top I $220------
↑↓ - V lower than top I -------

Varieties

V in the line

V in the line

↑↑ - V lower than top I

↑↑ : No rotation.

V lower than top I>
V lower than top I

↑↓ - V lower than top I

↑↓ : 180 degrees rotation.

V lower than top I
V lower than top I

Errors and varieties from the community

Grading

AG-3

AG-3 - 1/2 penny 1837

Specifications

V in the line

  • Issuer: City Bank (Montreal)
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 522
  • Charlton #: LC8A1
  • McLachlan #: 106
  • Courteau #: 1
  • Haxby-Willey #: 178
  • Batty #: 378-396
  • Km #: Tn6
  • Raymond #: 196
  • Willey #: 736-739

↑↑ - V lower than top I

  • Issuer: City Bank (Montreal)
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↓↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 522
  • Charlton #: LC8A2
  • McLachlan #: 106
  • Courteau #: 2
  • Haxby-Willey #: 178
  • Batty #: 378-396
  • Km #: Tn6
  • Raymond #: 196
  • Willey #: 740-744

↑↓ - V lower than top I

  • Issuer: City Bank (Montreal)
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↓
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 522
  • Charlton #: LC8A3
  • McLachlan #: 106
  • Courteau #: 2
  • Haxby-Willey #: 178
  • Batty #: 378-396
  • Km #: Tn6
  • Raymond #: 196

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

Last update : Monday, July 23, 2018

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