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Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812

Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 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 »

Texte : Halfpenny Token 1812.

Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 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.

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
4 dots -------
6 dots -------
Imitation Tiffin - Copper ---$7.50$15.00$30.00$45.00
Imitation Tiffin - Brass ---$7.50$15.00$30.00$45.00

Varieties

4 dots

Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 - 4 dots

6 dots

Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 - 6 dots

Imitation Tiffin - Copper

Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 - Copper

Imitation Tiffin - Brass

Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 - Brass

Errors and varieties from the community

Grading

G-4

G-4 - Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812
G-4 - Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812

VF-20

VF-20 - Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812

Specifications

4 dots

  • Engraver: Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date: 1812
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Edge: Engrailed
  • Breton #: 960
  • Charlton #: LC48A1
  • Courteau #: 25

6 dots

  • Engraver: Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date: 1812
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Edge: Engrailed
  • Breton #: 960
  • Courteau #: 27

Imitation Tiffin - Copper

  • Issuer: Joseph Tiffin
  • Issuing date: 1832 - 1837
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 6 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 960
  • Courteau #: 22

Imitation Tiffin - Brass

  • Issuer: Joseph Tiffin
  • Issuing date: 1832 - 1837
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Brass
  • Weight: 5.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 960

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

Last update : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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