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Hunterstown Lumber Co.

Hunterstown Lumber Co.
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

Hunterstown was a small village on the Rivière du Loup, about 25 miles from Louiseville. Sometime, about the year 1850, an American lumbering firm, known as the Hunterstown Lumbering Company, secured the limits, and for years carried on extensive operations. The company had a supply store, and paid their men in script, redeemable at the store. This token, was good for a half-penny. The first specimen known to collectors came into the hands of Mr. P. Murphy at Quebec.

Specifications

  • Issuer: Hunterstown Lumber Co.
  • Issuing date : 1852
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 2.9 mm
  • Breton # : 567

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, July 15, 2013

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