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Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846

Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846
Source : Bank of Canada

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 : Rutherford Bros. - Newfoundland - Harbour Grace. 1846.

Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846 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
Coarse wool - Rosettes - ↑↑ -$4.10$8.10$12.30$40.80$130$230
Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↑ -$5.90$11.70$22.50$54.00$150$270
Fine wool - Rosettes - ↑↑ -$4.10$8.10$12.60$40.50$130$230
Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↓ -$5.90$11.70$22.50$54.00$150$270
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Coarse wool - Rosettes - ↑↑ $450------
Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↑ $590-$1,220----
Fine wool - Rosettes - ↑↑ $450------
Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↓ $590------

Varieties

Coarse wool - Rosettes - ↑↑

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Coarse Wool

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Rosettes

Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↑

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Coarse Wool

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Étoiles

Fine wool - Rosettes - ↑↑

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Fine Wool

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Rosettes

Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↓

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Coarse Wool

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Étoiles

Errors and varieties from the community

Grading

VF-20

VF-20 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846

Specifications

Coarse wool - Rosettes - ↑↑

  • Issuer: Rutherford Brothers
  • Mint: Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date: 1846
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 29.5 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 953
  • Charlton #: NF1C1
  • McLachlan #: 490
  • Courteau #: 7
  • Sandham #: 8
  • Haxby-Willey #: 4a
  • Batty #: 1609-1618
  • Raymond #: 193
  • Willey #: 185

Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↑

  • Issuer: Rutherford Brothers
  • Mint: Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date: 1846
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 29.5 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 953
  • Charlton #: NF1C3
  • McLachlan #: 489
  • Courteau #: 8
  • Sandham #: 9
  • Haxby-Willey #: 4b
  • Batty #: 1609-1618
  • Raymond #: 193
  • Willey #: 186

Fine wool - Rosettes - ↑↑

  • Issuer: Rutherford Brothers
  • Mint: Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date: 1846
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 29.5 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 953
  • Charlton #: NF1C1
  • McLachlan #: 490
  • Courteau #: 3-6
  • Haxby-Willey #: 4
  • Batty #: 1609-1618
  • Raymond #: 193
  • Willey #: 183-184

Coarse wool - Stars - ↑↓

  • Issuer: Rutherford Brothers
  • Mint: Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date: 1846
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Diameter: 29.5 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 953
  • Charlton #: NF1C3
  • McLachlan #: 489
  • Courteau #: 8
  • Sandham #: 9
  • Haxby-Willey #: 4b
  • Batty #: 1609-1618
  • Raymond #: 193
  • Willey #: 186

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Last update : Monday, July 16, 2018

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