1 Penny Token - George IV counterfeit

1 Penny Token - George IV (counterfeit) - obverse1 Penny Token - George IV (counterfeit) - reverse

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Issuer Nova Scotia (Canadian provinces)
Type Token
Year 1832
Value 1 Penny (1⁄240)
Currency Pound (1812-1860)
Composition Copper
Weight 14.7 g
Diameter 33.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References CCT# NS-4A,
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Breton His# 870
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.


Portrait of King George IV, to the left

Script: Latin



Thistle surrounded by lettering, date below.

Script: Latin



Engrailed, reeded, Plain

1 Penny Token - George IV (counterfeit) -  obverse

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The Belleville Mint, Belleville, New Jersey, United States (1831-1846)


Weight: 12.8 - 16.6 g
Diameter: 33.5 - 34.0 mm

NS-4A1 Flat top 1, Copper, Engrailed
NS-4A2 Left top 1, Copper, Engrailed
NS-4A2a Left top 1, Copper, Reeded

NS-4A2b Left top 1, Copper, Plain
NS-4A3 Left top 1, Brass, Engrailed
NS-4A4 Right top 1, Copper, Engrailed
NS-4A5 Right top 1, Brass, Engrailed

NS-4A1, 4A2, and 4A4 are found with narrow and wide rims.
Cast copies exist.

Wiley believes these tokens were struck in Montreal and circulated in Nova Scotia. Jacobs (newer thought) believes they were struck at the Belleville Mint in New Jersey and circulated in Upper Canada. Both agree on the time, circa 1835.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1832  47% NS-4A1
1832  41% NS-4A2
1832  6% NS-4A2a
1832  0% NS-4A2b
1832  6% NS-4A3
1832  6% NS-4A4
1832  0% NS-4A5

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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