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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

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

Thomas Halliday/Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 circulated tokens1

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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$30$45
Imitation Tiffin - Brass ---$7.50$15$30$45

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

More errors and varieties

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

  • Issuing date : 1812
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 29 mm
  • Breton # : 960
  • Courteau # : 25

6 dots

  • Issuing date : 1812
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 29 mm
  • Breton # : 960
  • Courteau # : 27

Imitation Tiffin - Copper

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

Imitation Tiffin - Brass

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

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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