Coins and Canada - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Pre-confederation commercial tokens

You are: Home » Tokens and medals » Pre-confederation commercial tokens » Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

Description

One of the commonest kinds of metallic tokens issued in Canada by merchants and others to alleviate the shortage of coins were the ones bearing a ship on the obverse side and the inscription SHIPS, COLONIES & COMMERCE on the reverse. The inscription refers to the famous statement made by Napoleon in 1811 that ships, colonies and commerce were the three British advantages that would defeat him in the end... Read more »

There are also several varieties of the ampersand (cut-knob, club-knob, round-knob, bar).

Text : Ships colonies and commerce.

Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 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.

Slide

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
---$25.00$45.00$75.00$100
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
$180$250$500----
Errors and varieties from the community
Planchet errors and varieties
#64 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Planchet flaw -
Die errors and varieties
#75 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Cuds -
#80 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Die crack after Ships -
#81 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Die crack before Colonies -
#72 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Die crack before Ships -
#74 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Multiple die cracks -
#63 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Retained broken die -
#73 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Retained broken die -
Strike errors and varieties
#83 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Uncentred broadstrike -
#182 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Uncentred broadstrike -
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#66 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - 1492 -
#78 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - AGR -
#76 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Counterstamp -
#82 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Die crack above P of Ships -
#70 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Double S -
#84 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Full brockage -
#85 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - J.Trotier -
#68 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Major -
#77 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - N.M. -
#71 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Off center -
#79 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - P.E.I. -
#86 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - Rouleau -
#67 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - TDC -
#65 Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 - W.A.D.L. -

Grading

VF-20

VF-20 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

EF-40

EF-40 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835
EF-40 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

AU-50

AU-50 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

Specifications

  • Issuing date: 1830 - 1835
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 5 grams
  • Diameter: 26 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 997
  • Charlton #: PE10
  • Lees #: 26

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

Last update : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Share |