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Magdalen Island - 1815

Magdalen Island - 1815


After the American revolution the Magdalen Islands were granted to Sir Isaac Coffin, who only once visited his American possessions ; this was in 1815. Before starting he ordered a large number of these coins and a coining press from Sir Edward Thomason, of Birmingham. These he brought to the Islands and distributed the coins by way of loans among the chief men in the Islands. It was his purpose to set up a mint and coin half-pennies as well, but no other coin than the above was ever issued.

Magdalen Island - 1815 values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a Magdalen Island - 1815 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

Magdalen Island - 1815 circulated tokens1


Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50

Magdalen Island - 1815 uncirculated tokens2


Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67



AG-3 - Magdalen Island - 1815


VF-20 - Magdalen Island - 1815


EF-40 - Magdalen Island - 1815


  • Issuer: Sir Isaac Coffin
  • Denomination : 1 penny
  • Breton # : 520
  • Charlton # : LC1
  • Lees # : 495


  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 : Friday, February 19, 2016

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