½ Penny Starr and Shannon


Issuer Nova Scotia (Canadian provinces)
Type Token
Year 1815
Value ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Pound (1812-1860)
Composition Copper
Weight 5.8 g
Diameter 27.9 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 76313
References CCT# NS-11,
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Breton His# 884
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.


A hunter with a bow, an arrow and a dog

Script: Latin

· 1815 ·

Engraver: John Sheriff


A ship sailing right in the center

Script: Latin



Plain or Engrailed


Diameter: 27.7 - 28.1mm
Thin flan: Weight: 5.8 - 6.0g
 Thickness: 1.2mm
Thick flan: Weight: 7.2 - 7.8g
 Thickness: 1.6mm

NS-11A1 - Thin flan, plain edge, also found without arrow fletching
NS-11A2 - Thick flan, plain edge.
NS-11A3 - Thick flan, Engrailed edge, also found with arrow fletching

Starr & Shannon were in the hardware business.
Proofs exist.
Cast copies exist.

Other references :

► Courteau# : 339
► Willey# : 340

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1815  80% NS-11A1
1815  4% NS-11A2
1815  24% NS-11A3

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