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ber_169.SGT
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error or what

Post by ber_169.SGT » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:10 pm

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I have a 1852 Quebec bank token. In the obverse it says Half penny. On the reverse states it un soy (penny).Is it an error?

Bob
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coinguy
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Re: error or what

Post by coinguy » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:35 pm

Not an error, that is the way they all are. Just check others 1/2 penny bank tokens and compare.

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Re: error or what

Post by Bill in Burl » Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:48 pm

From Wikipedia:
Bouquet sou were a series of tokens that were created for use primarily within Lower Canada in the mid- to late-1830s. Roughly equivalent in value to a half penny, the "bouquet sou" were so called because they displayed a group of heraldic flowers tied together with a ribbon on their obverse
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ber_169.SGT
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Re: error or what

Post by ber_169.SGT » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:13 pm

Thank you for the information

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