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Sir Isaac Brook - 1/2 penny

Sir Isaac Brook - 1/2 penny

Description

Token issued for circulation around 1814 to commemorate Isaac Brock (or Brook, as shown on the token) during the War of 1812. He lived from 1769 to 1812.

Early in the morning of October 13th, 1812, the American Army Corps, under the command of General Van Rensselaer, crossed the Niagara river and took up a strong position on Queenstown Heights. General Brock on hearing the canonade set out from the village of Niagara to dislodge them, and, had he not been mortally wounded, would have been successful at the first onslaught. After his fall his men continued the fight with varying success until the arrival of Major-General Sheaffe, when the invaders were driven across the river after the loss of 1,000 men.

Sir Isaac Brook - 1/2 penny values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a Sir Isaac Brook - 1/2 penny varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

Sir Isaac Brook - 1/2 penny circulated tokens1

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
----$180$200$300

Specifications

  • Issuing date : 1813 - 1814
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Weight : 4.9 grams
  • Diameter : 27 mm
  • Edge : Smooth
  • Breton # : 723
  • Charlton # : UC-5A1
  • Atwood-Coffee # : 1230g

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 : Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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