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Lauzon - Quebec-Levis - 1821

Lauzon - Quebec-Levis - 1821
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

This is one of the earliest Canadian examples of a transportation token. The vessel on the token is the Lauzon, a 310-ton steam-powered side-wheeler. It was built and owned by John Goudie. The first steam-propelled vessel to make regular crossings of the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Levis... Read more »

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Specifications

  • Issuer: Lauzon Ferry / John Goudie
  • Issuing date : 1821
  • Denomination : 4 pence / 8 sols
  • Composition : Lead
  • Weight : 9 grams
  • Diameter : 26.5 mm
  • Edge : Smooth
  • Breton # : 560

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, January 16, 2013

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