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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 »

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

More errors and varieties

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
  • Diameter : 28.2 mm
  • Breton # : 522
  • Charlton # : LC-8A1
  • Km # : Tn6

↑↑ - V lower than top I

  • Issuer: City Bank (Montreal)
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 28.2 mm
  • Breton # : 522
  • Charlton # : LC-8A2
  • Km # : Tn6

↑↓ - V lower than top I

  • Issuer: City Bank (Montreal)
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 28.2 mm
  • Breton # : 522
  • Charlton # : LC-8A3
  • Km # : Tn6

Notes

  1. The value of circulated tokens generally concerns coins with a certain wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a uncirculated tokens generally concerns coins with little wear almost not visible with the eye. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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