½ Penny / 1 Sou City Bank

Features

Issuer Lower Canada (Canadian provinces)
Type Token
Year 1837
Value 1 Sou = ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Pound
Composition Copper
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 27.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 99283
References CCT# LC-7,
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Breton His# 673
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.

Obverse

Bouquet of wheat, thistles, rosebud, shamrocks, etc. surrounded by lettering.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
TRADE & AGRICULTURE
*LOWER CANADA*

Reverse

Value surrounded by wreath with cherry leaves to left and palm leaves to right, lettering top and bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANK TOKEN
1/2
PENNY
MONTREAL

Edge

Plain

Comments

Diameter: 26.9 - 27.1mm

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1837) 

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