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Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841

Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841

Description

Newfoundland, like other parts of British North America, suffered from a chronic shortage of small denomination coins during much of its early history. The British government made no effort to provide a local currency and the islanders had to make do with an insufficient supply of badly worn foreign coins. Finally, as had happened elsewhere, the local merchants decided to take matters into their own hands... Read more »

Text : R & I.S. Rutherford - Newfoundland - St. John's. 1841.

Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841 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
↑↓ - Copper -$4.10$8.30$33.00$82.50$240$500
↑↑ - Copper -$4.10$8.30$33.00$85.00$240$500
↑↑ - Brass --$17.00$54.00$110$200$680
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
↑↓ - Copper $1,000------
↑↑ - Copper $1,000---$1,380--
↑↑ - Brass $1,180------

Grading

G-4

Major illustrations and features are evident as outlines. although the coin overall is heavily worn. Denticles are nearly disappeared at some places.

G-4 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841
G-4 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841

VG-8

Full rim with clearly discernable illustrations and features. Most legends are readable clearly, but the whole coin is still significantly worn.

VG-8 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841
VG-8 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841

VF-20

VF-20 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841
VF-20 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841

EF-40

Legends are sharp, illustrations are clear with slight but obvious wear on the high points. The wool of the animal begins to be detailed.

EF-40 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - 1841

Specifications

↑↓ - Copper

  • Issuer: R. & I.S. Rutherford
  • Mint: Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date: 1840 - 1841
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↓
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 952
  • Charlton #: NF1B1
  • McLachlan #: 488
  • Courteau #: 2
  • Sandham #: 7
  • Haxby-Willey #: 3
  • Batty #: 1606-1607
  • Raymond #: 192
  • Willey #: 182

↑↑ - Copper

  • Issuer: R. & I.S. Rutherford
  • Mint: Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date: 1840 - 1841
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 952
  • Charlton #: NF1B2
  • McLachlan #: 488
  • Courteau #: 2
  • Sandham #: 7
  • Haxby-Willey #: 3
  • Batty #: 1606-1607
  • Raymond #: 192
  • Willey #: 182

↑↑ - Brass

  • Issuer: R. & I.S. Rutherford
  • Mint: Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date: 1840 - 1841
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Brass
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 952
  • Charlton #: NF1B3
  • McLachlan #: 488
  • Courteau #: 2
  • Sandham #: 7
  • Haxby-Willey #: 3
  • Batty #: 1606-1607
  • Raymond #: 192
  • Willey #: 182

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

Last update : Monday, July 16, 2018

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