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½ Penny - Bank of Montreal

½ Penny - Bank of Montreal -  obverse½ Penny - Bank of Montreal -  reverse

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Features

Country Canadian provinces
(Canada)
Type Token
Years 1842-1845
Value 1/2 Penny (1/480)
Currency Province of Canada (1841-1858)
Composition Copper
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References CCT# PC-1,
Canadian Colonial Tokens
by William K. Cross
(Charlton Press)
Breton# 527,
Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada
by Pierre Napoléon Breton
(P. N. Breton & Cie)
KM# Tn18
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Font view of bank building.

Lettering:
PROVINCE OF CANADA
BANK OF MONTREAL

Reverse

Coat of Arms: CONCORDIA SALUS; Bank of Montreal on ribbon.
Date below.

Lettering:
BANK TOKEN
HALF PENNY

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Weight: 9.2 - 9.5g
Diameter: 28.2 - 28.7mm

PC-1A1  Tall trees, short nose beaver
PC-1A2  Heavy trees, short nose beaver
PC-1A3  Small trees, short nose beaver
PC-1B1  Tall trees, short nose beaver
PC-1B2  Tall trees, long nose beaver
PC-1B3  Heavy trees, short nose beaver
PC-1B4  Heavy trees, long nose beaver
PC-1B5  Small trees, short nose beaver
PC-1B6  Small trees, long nose beaver
PC-1C1  Only two known

Look at trees to left of building.
Small trees
Heavy Trees

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1842  480,000 10% PC-1A1
1842  7% PC-1A2
1842  13% PC-1A3
1844  4% PC-1B1
1844  1.8% PC-1B2
1844  7% PC-1B3
1844  1,440,000 6.26 8.34 8.34 37% PC-1B4
1844  10% PC-1B5
1844  33% PC-1B6
1845  0.9% PC-1C1

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