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Lesslie & Sons - 1/2 penny 1828

Lesslie & Sons - 1/2 penny 1828
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

During much of the century preceding Confederation there was a chronic shortage of small change in all the British provinces. No official coins were provided for either Upper or Lower Canada and the foreign coins brought into the country tended to flow out again. The gap was partially filled by enterprising merchants who issued their own tokens as a local coinage... Read more »

Text : Lesslie and Sons - York Kingston & Dundas. Prosperity to Canada - Prudence et la candeur - Token Halfpenny.

Lesslie & Sons - 1/2 penny 1828 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
$4.00$8.00$15.00$30.00$65.00$150$500

Specifications

  • Issuer: Lesslie & Sons
  • Engraver: Thomas Wells Ingram
  • Mint: Soho Mint
  • Issuing date: 1828
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 27 grams
  • Diameter: 7 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 718
  • Charlton #: UC2A5
  • McLachlan #: 29

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

Last update : Sunday, January 7, 2018

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