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Thomas Halliday - 1 penny 1812

Thomas Halliday - 1 penny 1812
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

Nowhere in British North America did the private copper tokens issued by merchants and others have a more fascinating evolutionary history than in Lower Canada - now Quebec. In the 1820s and 1830s, trade in Montreal, the colony's commercial centre, created a strong demand for coinage. As coins were often in short supply, privately produced tokens filled the void... Read more »

Text : One Penny Token 1812.

Varieties

Closed wreath

Thomas Halliday - 1 penny 1812 - Closed wreath

Open wreath

Thomas Halliday - 1 penny 1812 - Open wreath

Open wreath - Double date

Thomas Halliday - 1 penny 1812 - Closed ouverte

Double date : The date appears on both sides.

Thomas Halliday - 1 penny 1812 - Double date

Another error and variety

Specifications

Closed wreath

  • Engraver : Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date : 1812
  • Denomination : 1 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Weight : 17 grams
  • Diameter : 34 mm
  • Edge : Engrailed
  • Breton # : 959
  • Courteau # : 28

Open wreath

  • Engraver : Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date : 1812
  • Denomination : 1 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Weight : 17 grams
  • Diameter : 34 mm
  • Edge : Engrailed
  • Breton # : 958
  • Charlton # : LC47B1
  • Courteau # : 36

Open wreath - Double date

  • Engraver : Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date : 1812
  • Denomination : 1 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Weight : 17 grams
  • Diameter : 34 mm
  • Edge : Engrailed
  • Breton # : 957
  • Courteau # : 39

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 : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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