W.A. & S. Black - 1/2 penny 1816
In the eighteenth century Nova Scotia received occasional shipments of English pennies and halfpennies. However, after the American Revolution the shipments became fewer, and after 1795 they stopped altogether. In the early nineteenth century the colony was so short of copper coinage that, about 1814, some of the individual merchants of Halifax began to import halfpenny tokens from England to alleviate the chronic shortage of small change... Read more »
Text : Wholesale & Retail Hardware Store 1816. Payable at W.A. & S. Black's Halifax N.S.
- Issuer: W.A. & S. Black
- Issuing date : 1816
- Denomination : 1/2 penny
- Composition : Copper
- Diameter : 25.5 mm
- Breton # : 893
- Courteau # : 357
- The value of circulated tokens generally concerns coins with a certain wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
- 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.
- The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.
Last update : Tuesday, February 19, 2013