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Broke - 1/2 penny 1814

Broke - 1/2 penny 1814
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

Broke was commander of the Frigate Shannon that captured the United States war vessel Chesapeake off Boston Harbour on the first of June 1813, and on the 6th of June he brought his prize into the port of Halifax. As this most important naval action of the war of 1812-14 followed a number of defeats, Broke was feted during his stay in Halifax.

Text : Broke - Halifax Nova Scotia. Britannia 1814.

Broke - 1/2 penny 1814 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
$5.00$7.50$15.00$35.00$75.00$150$300
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
$450$550-----

Specifications

  • Engraver: Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date: 1814
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 7 grams
  • Diameter: 27 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 879
  • Courteau #: 325

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

Last update : Sunday, January 7, 2018

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