Haweater Dollar - Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Features

Location Canada
Type Trade tokens › Local administration token
Year 1982
Value 1 Dollar (1)
Currency Canada - Local Dollar Tokens
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 12.9 g
Size 33 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 11-30-1982
Number N# 44717
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References Pel# ON160
Serge Pelletier; 1993. Standard catalogue of Canadian municipal trade tokens. St. Eligius Press, Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada.

Commemorative issue

The S.S. Norisle

Obverse

Outline of Manitoulin Island with deer, tipi, and fisherman.

Lettering:
GOOD ON MANITOULIN FOR $1

CANADA'S ONLY UNCEDED
INDIAN RESERVE

WORLD'S LARGEST FRESH WATER ISLAND

Reverse

The S.S. Norisle with Lions Club logo

Lettering:
HAWEATER 1982 DOLLAR
ONTARIO CANADA

EXPIRES
NOV. 30, 1982

The S.S. NORISLE
MARINE MUSEUM

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Manitoulin Island sits in Lake Huron and is the largest freshwater island in the world. Interestingly, it contains three large freshwater lakes of its own, each of which has still more freshwater islands. The island is home to some thousands of Native Americans and non-natives alike. The first white settlers on the island initially had some difficulty growing food, and to survive they ate the abundant hawberries which are found in large concentrations on the island. Because of this, someone born on the island is known as a "Haweater", and that name was also extended to this series of local tokens.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1982  12 000

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