1/2 penny 1842 - Banks tokens - Quebec, Montreal, Upper Canada, City Bank - Coins and Canada

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1/2 penny 1842

1/2 penny 1842
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

During the first half of the l9th century there was a chronic shortage of small coins in Lower Canada. In 1835, following a government decision to remove all the lightweight pieces from circulation, the shortage became acute. No official coins were issued but the Bank of Montreal, the Quebec Bank, the City Bank and La Banque du Peuple were given authority to issue... Read more »

Usefull link : The Copper Tokens of The Bank of Montreal by Eugene G. Courteau - 1919

1/2 penny 1842 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
Small trees --$7.40$10.80$18.00$39.10$99.90
Medium trees --$7.40$10.80$18.00$45.00$99.90
Big trees --$158$270$401$500$531
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Small trees $210$245$250--$1,300-
Medium trees $250$271-$383---
Big trees $5,500------
Varieties PR-60 PR-62 PR-63 PR-64 PR-65 PR-66 PR-67
Small trees ----$3,990--
Medium trees --$1,020----
Big trees -------

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Varieties

Small trees

Token - Montreal - Half penny - Small Tree

Big trees

Token - Montreal - Half penny - Big Tree

Errors and varieties from the community

Grading

AG-3

AG-3 - 1/2 penny 1842
AG-3 - 1/2 penny 1842

Specifications

Small trees

  • Mintage : 480 000
  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1842
  • Denomination : Halfpenny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1A3
  • McLachlan #: 118
  • Courteau #: 64-65
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Haxby-Willey #: 210
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Willey #: 857

Medium trees

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1842
  • Denomination : Halfpenny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1A2
  • McLachlan #: 118
  • Courteau #: 46
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Willey #: 854

Big trees

  • Issuer: Bank of Montreal
  • Mint : Soho Mint
  • Issuing date : 1842
  • Denomination : Halfpenny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 9.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.2 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Breton #: 527
  • Charlton #: PC1A1
  • McLachlan #: 118
  • Courteau #: 40
  • Sandham #: 87
  • Km #: Tn18
  • Willey #: 851

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