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1/2 penny 1838

1/2 penny 1838
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

These tokens never really were in circulation. Most of them were melted.

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 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
Copper - 8 pailings --$870$1,850$3,130$4,320$5,300
Copper - 11 pailings --$870$1,850$3,130$4,320$5,300
Copper - 13 pailings --$870$1,850$3,130$4,320$5,300
Brass - 11 pailings --$1,020$1,850$2,830$4,020$5,000
Brass - 13 pailings --$870$1,850$3,130$4,320$5,300
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Copper - 8 pailings $7,800------
Copper - 11 pailings $7,800------
Copper - 13 pailings $7,800------
Brass - 11 pailings $7,800------
Brass - 13 pailings $7,800------

Specifications

Copper - 8 pailings

  • Mintage : 240 000
  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 10 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 524
  • Charlton #: LC10A4
  • McLachlan #: 113
  • Courteau #: 32
  • Sandham #: 82
  • Haxby-Willey #: 186
  • Km #: Tn15
  • Raymond #: 22
  • Willey #: 778

Copper - 11 pailings

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 10 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 524
  • Charlton #: LC10A3
  • McLachlan #: 113
  • Courteau #: 31
  • Sandham #: 82
  • Haxby-Willey #: 186
  • Batty #: 531
  • Km #: Tn15
  • Raymond #: 22
  • Willey #: 777

Copper - 13 pailings

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 10 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 524
  • Charlton #: LC10A1
  • McLachlan #: 113
  • Courteau #: 30
  • Sandham #: 82
  • Haxby-Willey #: 186
  • Batty #: 529
  • Km #: Tn15
  • Raymond #: 22
  • Willey #: 776

Brass - 11 pailings

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Brass
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 10 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 524
  • Charlton #: LC10A3a
  • McLachlan #: 113
  • Sandham #: 82
  • Haxby-Willey #: 186
  • Km #: Tn15
  • Raymond #: 22

Brass - 13 pailings

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Brass
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 10 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 524
  • Charlton #: LC10A2
  • McLachlan #: 113
  • Courteau #: 30
  • Sandham #: 82
  • Haxby-Willey #: 186
  • Km #: Tn15
  • Raymond #: 22
  • Willey #: 776

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

Last update : Monday, July 23, 2018

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