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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.

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

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 : Monday, February 18, 2013

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