½ Penny Token For Public Accommodation
Canadian provinces (New Brunswick)
|Value||1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Livre (1/480)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
|References||CCT# NB-4, Breton# 913
Canadian Colonial Tokens
by William K. Cross
Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada
by Pierre Napoléon Breton
(P. N. Breton & Cie)
Ship sailing right.
Lettering: FOR PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION
ST JOHN NEW BRUNSWICK
HALF PENNY TOKEN
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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