½ Penny Speed the Plough
(Prince Edward Island)
|Value||1/2 Penny (1/480)|
Canadian Colonial TokensBreton# 917
by William K. Cross
Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada
by Pierre Napoléon Breton
(P. N. Breton & Cie)
Fish filet with lettering top and bottom
SUCCESS TO THE
Plow facing right with lettering above and below.
Weight: 5.2 - 6.0g
Diameter: 25.9 - 26.1mm
PE-5A Clevis reverse, medal axis.
PE-5B1 Hook reverse, medal axis (Ralph Heaton & Sons)
PE-5B2 Hook reverse, coin axis (Ralph Heaton & Sons)
Minor obverse variations exist in the size and shape of the tail and the lower fin. Reverse variations exist in the placement of the crossbar on the clevis. Large quantities of the hook variety were exported to Newfoundland.
Clift, Wood & Co. of Charlottetown are credited with 1st importing this token into Prince Edward Island.
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|1857||32%||Strong hook (delete)|
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