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½ Penny Token For Public Accommodation

Features

Country Canadian provinces (New Brunswick)
(Canada)
Type Token
Years 1830-
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Livre (1/480)
Metal Copper
Weight 5.3 g
Diameter 28.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References CCT# NB-4, Br# 913
Canadian Colonial Tokens
by William K. Cross
(Charlton Press)
Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada
by Pierre Napoléon Breton
(P. N. Breton & Cie)

Obverse

Ship sailing right.

Lettering: FOR PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION

Reverse

Lettering:
ST JOHN NEW BRUNSWICK
HALF PENNY TOKEN

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Weight: 5.2 - 5.4g
Diameter: 27.9 - 28.1mm

The need for currency was never very great as trade across the Bay of Fundy constantly brought Nova Scotia copper into the city and colony.

Minor varieties exist due to rusty dies.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1830) 

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½ Penny Token (For Public Accommodation)