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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 »

1/2 penny 1844 values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 1/2 penny 1844 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

1/2 penny 1844 circulated tokens1

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
10 cents 1899 - Silver -------
Small trees ----$35$50$75
Medium trees ----$35$50$75
Big trees ----$35$50$75

1/2 penny 1844 uncirculated tokens2

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Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
10 cents 1899 - Silver -------
Small trees $150$180$250----
Medium trees $150$180$250----
Big trees $150$180$250----

Varieties

10 cents 1899 - Silver

Argent

Small trees

N/A.

Medium trees

N/A.

Big trees

N/A.

More errors and varieties

Specifications

10 cents 1899 - Silver

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Silver
  • Diameter : 28.2 mm

Small trees

  • Mintage : 1 440 000
  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1844
  • 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 : 1844
  • 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 : 1844
  • 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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