½ Penny Pure copper preferable to paper

½ Penny (Pure copper preferable to paper) - obverse½ Penny (Pure copper preferable to paper) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Canadian provinces (Canada)
Type Token
Years 1820-1830
Value ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Pound
Composition Copper
Weight 6.7 g
Diameter 27.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
73190
References Breton His# 1009,
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.
CCT# AM- 4
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Series: Pre-confederation tokens

Obverse

Irishman holding a shamrock and stick within a wreath.

Engraver: Thomas Halliday

Reverse

5 - Line inscription within beaded border.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
PURE
COPPER
PREFERABLE
TO
PAPER

Engraver: Thomas Halliday

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Courteau # : 4
Designed and Engraved by Thomas Halliday, This token Originally circulated in Ireland before making its way to British North America where it circulated in the states aswell as lower Canada. Struck on thick or thin flans resulting in weight variations (6.7 - 7.7g)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1820-1830)  Photo $ 81

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny (Pure copper preferable to paper)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny (Pure copper preferable to paper)
Heritage Auctions
2018 September 6 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3067
Lot 33724
Internet Archive
Sep 6, 2018 XF
(NGC XF-45)
USD 99.00
(+ buyer's premium)
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