|Issuer||Upper Canada (Canadian provinces)|
|Value||½ Penny (1⁄480)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.Breton His# 731
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.
Sloop sailing right with lettering top and bottom.
Crossed shovels top; hammer, anvil, tongs bottom; saw left; vice right, with legend around and date below.
Weight: 4.9 - 5.8g
Diameter: 27.6 - 27.9mm
Issued by Watkins & Harris, hardware merchants from Toronto.
The Sloop Tokens appear after 1825, some being openly antedated to evade the law of 1825 against private tokens. The law was openly ignored in Upper Canada, who were secure in their relative isolation from the commercial and political centre of Lower Canada.
At the time, the sloop was the chief means of transportation on the Great Lakes and far more reliable than any form of land transport. Rev. Henry Scadding said this sloop was a portrayal of the packet "Duke of Richmond", owned by a man named Oates.
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