1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada

Features

Location United Province of Canada (Canadian provinces)
Issuing entity Bank of Upper Canada
Type Token
Years 1850-1857
Value 1 Penny (1⁄240)
Currency Pound (1841-1858)
Composition Copper
Weight 15.5 g
Diameter 33.4 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1121
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References CCT# PC-6,
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Breton His# 719,
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.
KM# Tn3
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

St. George slaying the dragon. Lettering surrounding and date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANK OF UPPER CANADA
1857

Engraver: John Pinches

John Harvey Pinches, MC, was an English rower, Royal Engineers officer, medallist and author. Pinches was born at Chelsea, London, the son of John Robert Pinches and Irene Inchbold.

Reverse

Part of the Upper Canadian Coat-of-Arms above value.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANK TOKEN
ONE PENNY

Engraver: John Pinches

John Harvey Pinches, MC, was an English rower, Royal Engineers officer, medallist and author. Pinches was born at Chelsea, London, the son of John Robert Pinches and Irene Inchbold.

Edge

Plain

1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mints

Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1850-1889)
Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

Weight:  15.6 - 15.8g
Diameter:  33.0 - 33.3mm
PC-6A1  Without dot between tips of cornucopia's
PC-6A2  With dot between tips of cornucopia's

Weight:  15.5 - 15.8g
Diameter:  33.1 - 33.3mm
PC-6B1  Small "2", Royal Mint, Medal axis.
PC-6B2  Large "2", Royal Mint, Medal axis.
PC-6B3  Wide "2", Royal Mint, Medal axis.
PC-6B4  Narrow "2", Heaton Mint, Coin axis.
PC-6B5  Large "2", Heaton Mint, Coin axis.

Weight:  15.8 - 16.0g
Diameter:  33.1 - 33.4mm
PC-6C1  Plain "4", Coin axis
PC-6C2  Crosslet "4", Coin axis.

Weight"  15.8 - 16.0g
Diameter:  33.1 - 33.3mm
PC-6D  Date 1857, Coin axis

Proofs exist of PC-6B, 6C, and 6D.
Chinese copies of PC-6A1 exist.

Based on Benedetto Pistrucci's British coin design.
Initials  'R.K. & Co.' agent's mark of Rowe, Kentish, & Co. (below the dragon), which is the agent that the Bank of Upper Canada used to place their orders.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1850  750 000 $ 7.86 $ 11 $ 22 25% PC-6A1
1850  4% PC-6A2
1852  5% PC-6B1
1852  750 000 $ 6.65 13% PC-6B2
1852  1.1% PC-6B3
1852  1.7% PC-6B4
1852  $ 6.27 $ 9.43 9% PC-6B5
1854  750 000 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 25% PC-6C1
1854  4% PC-6C2
1857  1 500 000 $ 1.26 $ 5.25 $ 5.25 $ 8.96 $ 8.96 $ 28 $ 183 53% PC-6D

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232118
Lot 61353
Internet Archive
May 5, 2021 1857 – PC-6D UNC
(NGC MS65 Red and Brown)
USD 1140.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
2021 April 18 The Partrick Canadian Tokens Collection, Part II Special Monthly Online Auction 61206
Lot 98335
Internet Archive
Apr 18, 2021 1857 – PC-6D UNC
(NGC MS63 Red and Brown)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
2021 March 21 The Partrick Canadian Tokens Collection, Part I Special Monthly Online Auction 61202
Lot 97328
Internet Archive
Mar 21, 2021 1857 – PC-6D UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 204.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232102
Lot 62304
Internet Archive
Jan 13, 2021 1857 – PC-6D UNC
(PCGS MS62 Brown)
USD 144.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232035
Lot 64262
Internet Archive
Aug 26, 2020 1857 – PC-6D UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 198.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231919
Lot 62184
Internet Archive
May 9, 2019 1857 – PC-6D UNC
(NGC MS62 Brown)
USD 120.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
2021 March 21 The Partrick Canadian Tokens Collection, Part I Special Monthly Online Auction 61202
Lot 97327
Internet Archive
Mar 21, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR64 Brown)
USD 900.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
2021 March 21 The Partrick Canadian Tokens Collection, Part I Special Monthly Online Auction 61202
Lot 97326
Internet Archive
Mar 21, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 408.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32416
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR64 Red and Brown)
USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper CanadaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Bank of Upper Canada
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232036
Lot 61264
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Sep 2, 2020 Undetermined UNC USD 1320.00
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