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½ Penny / 1 Sou City Bank

Features

Country Canadian provinces (Lower Canada)
(Canada)
Type Token
Year 1837
Value 1 Sou = 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Currency Pound
Composition Copper
Weight 9.3 g
Diameter 28.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References CCT# LC-8A,
Canadian Colonial Tokens
by William K. Cross
(Charlton Press)
Breton# 522,
Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada
by Pierre Napoléon Breton
(P. N. Breton & Cie)
KM# Tn6
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Canadian Habitant standing in traditional winter costume.

Lettering:
PROVINCE DU BAS CANADA
UN SOU

Reverse

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

Lettering:
BANK TOKEN
CONCORDIA SALUS
CITY BANK
1837
HALF PENNY

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Weight:  9.2 - 9.5g
Diameter:  28.2 - 28.3mm

LC-8A1  The right seriph of "V" and the top of "I" in PROVINCE are in line
LC-8A2  The right seriph of "V" is lower than the top of "I" in PROVINCE, Medal alignment
LC-8A3  The right seriph of "V" is lower than the top of "I" in PROVINCE, Coin alignment

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

Proofs exist.
Cast copies exist.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1837  240,000 4.49 79% LC-8A1
1837  21% LC-8A2
1837  5% LC-8A3

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