½ Penny / 1 Sou Quebec Bank

Features

Issuer Lower Canada (Canadian provinces)
Type Token
Year 1837
Value 1 Sou = ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Pound
Composition Copper
Weight 9.2 g
Diameter 28.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 22495
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References CCT# LC-8B,
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Breton His# 522,
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.
KM# Tn7
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

Canadian Habitant standing in traditional winter costume.

Lettering:
PROVINCE DU BAS CANADA
UN SOU

Engraver: John Shaw

Reverse

Arms of the City of Montreal with the name of the participating bank on the ribbon.

Lettering:
BANK TOKEN
CONCORDIA SALUS
QUEBEC BANK
1837
HALF PENNY

Engraver: John Shaw

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Weight:  9.0 - 9.4g
Diameter:  28.2 - 28.3mm

LC-8B1  The right seriph of "V" and the top of "I" in PROVINCE are in line
LC-8B2  The right seriph of "V" is lower than the top of "I" in PROVINCE

LC-8B2 has a variation without a period after "half penny"

An Habitant is an early French settler in Canada (esp. Quebec) or Louisiana.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1837  120 000 $ 2.89 $ 3.42 $ 4.72 $ 6.79 92% LC-8B1
1837  10% LC-8B2

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