½ Cent - Victoria

½ Cent - Victoria -  obverse½ Cent - Victoria -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Nova Scotia (Canadian provinces)
Queen Victoria (1855-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1864
Value ½ Cent (0.005)
Currency Dollar (1860-1871)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.84 g
Diameter 20.65 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1034
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 7
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Left portrait of laureate Queen Victoria

Lettering: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:F:D:

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Reverse

The province emblem - a circle containing a central imperial crown and date below, surrounded by a wreath of mayflowers

Lettering:
HALF CENT
1861
NOVA SCOTIA

Engraver: Horace Morehen

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1861  400 000 $ 8.87 $ 13 $ 40 $ 202 69%
1864  400 000 $ 9.48 $ 9.48 45%
1864  0.4% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232119
Lot 62331
Internet Archive
May 12, 2021 1861 UNC
(NGC MS65 Brown)
USD 504.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232014
Lot 61278
Internet Archive
Apr 1, 2020 1861 UNC
(PCGS MS63 Red and Brown)
USD 222.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231951
Lot 63212
Internet Archive
Dec 19, 2019 1861 UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold ½ Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231929
Lot 63226
Internet Archive
Jul 18, 2019 1861 UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 138.00
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