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1/2 penny 1844

1/2 penny 1844

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 1844 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
Small trees - Short nose --$4.50$7.20$13.60$31.50$78.30
Small trees - Long nose --$5.00$7.70$14.50$33.80$78.30
Medium trees - Short nose --$4.10$6.20$13.30$26.60$71.60
Medium trees - Long nose --$4.10$6.30$13.60$31.50$71.60
Big trees - Short nose --$4.50$7.20$13.60$31.50$78.30
Big trees - Long nose --$5.00$7.70$14.50$33.80$89.60
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Small trees - Short nose $310$330$350----
Small trees - Long nose $330$340$350----
Medium trees - Short nose $300$360$400----
Medium trees - Long nose $300$330$350----
Big trees - Short nose $300$300$350----
Big trees - Long nose $330$340$350----

Varieties

Small trees - Short nose

Token - Montreal - Half penny - Small Tree

Small trees - Long nose

Token - Montreal - Half penny - Small Tree

Big trees - Short nose

Token - Montreal - Half penny - Big Tree

Big trees - Long nose

Token - Montreal - Half penny - Big Tree

Errors and varieties from the community

Specifications

Small trees - Short nose

  • Mintage : 1 440 000
  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1B5
  • McLachlan #: 119
  • Courteau #: 69-70
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Haxby-Willey #: 211
  • Batty #: 479-527
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Raymond #: 27a
  • Willey #: 858

Small trees - Long nose

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1B6
  • McLachlan #: 119
  • Courteau #: 66-68
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Haxby-Willey #: 211
  • Batty #: 479-527
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Raymond #: 27a
  • Willey #: 859

Medium trees - Short nose

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1B3
  • McLachlan #: 119
  • Courteau #: 54-63
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Haxby-Willey #: 211
  • Batty #: 479-527
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Raymond #: 27a
  • Willey #: 855

Medium trees - Long nose

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1B4
  • McLachlan #: 119
  • Courteau #: 47-53
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Haxby-Willey #: 211
  • Batty #: 479-527
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Raymond #: 27a
  • Willey #: 856

Big trees - Short nose

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1B1
  • McLachlan #: 119
  • Courteau #: 42-45
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Haxby-Willey #: 211
  • Batty #: 479-527
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Raymond #: 27a
  • Willey #: 852

Big trees - Long nose

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1B2
  • McLachlan #: 119
  • Courteau #: 41
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Haxby-Willey #: 211
  • Batty #: 479-527
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Raymond #: 27a
  • Willey #: 853

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

Last update : Sunday, July 22, 2018

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