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1/2 penny 1842

1/2 penny 1842
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 1842 values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 1/2 penny 1842 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

1/2 penny 1842 circulated tokens1

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Small trees ----$35$50$75
Medium trees ----$35$50$75
Big trees ----$35$50$75

1/2 penny 1842 uncirculated tokens2

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Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Small trees $150$180$250----
Medium trees $150$180$250----
Big trees $150$180$250----

Varieties

Small trees

N/A.

Medium trees

N/A.

Big trees

N/A.

More errors and varieties

Grading

AG-3

AG-3 - 1/2 penny 1842
AG-3 - 1/2 penny 1842

Specifications

Small trees

  • Mintage : 480 000
  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1842
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 28.2 mm
  • Breton # : 527
  • Km # : Tn18

Medium trees

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1842
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 28.2 mm
  • Breton # : 527
  • Km # : Tn18

Big trees

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1842
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 28.2 mm
  • Breton # : 527
  • Km # : Tn18

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 : Thursday, January 24, 2013

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