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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 »

Usefull link : The Copper Tokens of The Bank of Montreal by Eugene G. Courteau - 1919

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$5.90$11.40$27.20$53.50$120
V lower than top I -$2.00$5.90$11.40$27.20$53.50$120
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
V in the line $210--$480---
V lower than top I $210--$480---

Varieties

V in the line

Bank token - V in th eline

V lower than top I

Bank token - V in th eline

Specifications

V in the line

  • Mintage : 480 000
  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 522
  • Charlton #: LC8D1
  • McLachlan #: 104
  • Courteau #: 14-19
  • Sandham #: 31
  • Haxby-Willey #: 181
  • Batty #: 367-376
  • Km #: Tn9
  • Raymond #: 19
  • Willey #: 766-769

V lower than top I

  • Issuer: Bank of 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 #: LC8D2
  • McLachlan #: 104
  • Courteau #: 20-22
  • Sandham #: 31
  • Haxby-Willey #: 181
  • Batty #: 367-376
  • Km #: Tn9
  • Raymond #: 19
  • Willey #: 770-771

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

Last update : Monday, July 23, 2018

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