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Lesslie & Sons - 2 pence 1822

Lesslie & Sons - 2 pence 1822

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 - Toronto & Dundas 1822. Prosperity to Canada - La prudence et la candeur - Token 2 currency.

Grading

EF-40

EF-40 - Lesslie & Sons - 2 pence 1822

Specifications

  • Issuer: Lesslie & Sons
  • Engraver : Thomas Wells Ingram
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1822
  • Denomination : 2 pence
  • Composition : Copper
  • Weight : 29.3 grams
  • Diameter : 40 mm
  • Edge : Smooth
  • Breton # : 717
  • Charlton # : UC3

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 3, 2017

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