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Thomas Halliday - 1/2 penny 1812

Thomas Halliday - 1/2 penny 1812
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

Nowhere in British North America did the private copper tokens issued by merchants and others have a more fascinating evolutionary history than in Lower Canada - now Quebec. In the 1820s and 1830s, trade in Montreal, the colony's commercial centre, created a strong demand for coinage. As coins were often in short supply, privately produced tokens filled the void... Read more »

Texte : Halfpenny Token 1812.

Thomas Halliday - 1/2 penny 1812 values and prices

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
4 dots - Low cannonballs --$5.90$8.80$15.40$45.30$113
6 dots --$5.90$11.40$16.70$45.30$113
4 dots - High cannonballs --$5.90$8.80$16.70$45.30$113
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
4 dots - Low cannonballs $269-$1,180----
6 dots $259-$993----
4 dots - High cannonballs $269-$1,180----

Varieties

4 dots - Low cannonballs

Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 - 4 dots

6 dots

Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 - 6 dots

4 dots - High cannonballs

Tiffin - 1/2 penny 1812 - 4 dots

Errors and varieties from the community

Grading

G-4

G-4 - Thomas Halliday - 1/2 penny 1812
G-4 - Thomas Halliday - 1/2 penny 1812

VF-20

VF-20 - Thomas Halliday - 1/2 penny 1812

Specifications

4 dots - Low cannonballs

  • Engraver: Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date: 1812
  • Denomination: Halfpenny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↓
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Edge: Engrailed
  • Breton #: 960
  • Charlton #: LC46A1
  • McLachlan #: 550
  • Courteau #: 25
  • Sandham #: 2
  • Haxby-Willey #: 115
  • Da #: 47

6 dots

  • Engraver: Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date: 1812
  • Denomination: Halfpenny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↓
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Edge: Engrailed
  • Breton #: 960
  • Charlton #: LC46A2
  • McLachlan #: 550
  • Courteau #: 27
  • Sandham #: 2
  • Haxby-Willey #: 115
  • Da #: 48

4 dots - High cannonballs

  • Engraver: Thomas Halliday
  • Issuing date: 1812
  • Denomination: Halfpenny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↓
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Edge: Engrailed
  • Breton #: 960
  • Charlton #: LC46A3
  • McLachlan #: 550
  • Courteau #: 26
  • Sandham #: 2
  • Haxby-Willey #: 115
  • Da #: 47

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Last update : Thursday, October 10, 2019

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