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Broke - 1/2 penny 1814 - Short Bust

Broke - 1/2 penny 1814 - Short Bust

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.

Broke - 1/2 penny 1814 - Short Bust 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
4 buttons - Equal ships height --$22.50$45.00$90.00$200$540
4 buttons - Left ship smaller --$67.50$140$270$540$810
3 buttons - Equal ships height - Copper --$45.00$67.50$140$270$540
3 buttons - Equal ships height - Brass -------
4 buttons - Left ship smaller - Copper -$6.00$11.40$23.90$66.00$150$280
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
4 buttons - Equal ships height -------
4 buttons - Left ship smaller -------
3 buttons - Equal ships height - Copper -------
3 buttons - Equal ships height - Brass -------
4 buttons - Left ship smaller - Copper $480-$1,000----

Specifications

4 buttons - Equal ships height

  • Issuing date: 1814
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 7.2 grams
  • Diameter: 26.7 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 879
  • Charlton #: NS7B1
  • Courteau #: 326
  • Sandham #: 8
  • Haxby-Willey #: 29
  • Raymond #: 105
  • Willey #: 314

4 buttons - Left ship smaller

  • Issuing date: 1814
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 7.2 grams
  • Diameter: 26.7 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 879
  • Charlton #: NS7B2
  • Courteau #: 329
  • Sandham #: 8
  • Haxby-Willey #: 29
  • Raymond #: 105
  • Willey #: 317

3 buttons - Equal ships height - Copper

  • Issuing date: 1814
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 7.2 grams
  • Diameter: 26.7 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 879
  • Charlton #: NS7B3
  • McLachlan #: 309
  • Courteau #: 328
  • Sandham #: 8
  • Haxby-Willey #: 29
  • Raymond #: 105
  • Willey #: 316

3 buttons - Equal ships height - Brass

  • Issuing date: 1814
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Brass
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 7.2 grams
  • Diameter: 26.7 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 879
  • Charlton #: NS7B3a
  • Sandham #: 8
  • Haxby-Willey #: 29
  • Raymond #: 105

4 buttons - Left ship smaller - Copper

  • Issuing date: 1814
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 7.2 grams
  • Diameter: 26.7 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 879
  • Charlton #: NS7B4
  • McLachlan #: 310
  • Courteau #: 327
  • Sandham #: 8
  • Haxby-Willey #: 29
  • Raymond #: 105
  • Willey #: 315

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

Last update : Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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