1 Sou Molson Breweries

Features

Issuer Lower Canada (Canadian provinces)
Type Token
Year 1837
Value 1 Sou = ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Pound
Composition Copper
Weight 10 g
Diameter 28.8 mm
Thickness 2.0 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
99301
References CCT# LC-16,
Clément Chapados-Girard; 2019. Canadian Colonial Tokens (10th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Breton His# 562
Pierre Napoléon Breton; 1894. Histoire illustrée des monnaies et jetons du Canada. P.N. Breton & Co., Montreal, Canada.

Obverse

Cask with lettering within circle surrounded by lettering.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
THS & WM MOLSON
BREWERS
UN SOU
DISTILLERS
& . & . & .
MONTREAL

Engraver: Jean-Marie Arnault

Reverse

Distillery equipment within circle surrounded by lettering, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CASH PAID FOR ALL SORTS OF GRAIN
1837

Engraver: Jean-Marie Arnault

Edge

Plain and reeded.

Comments

Weight: Thick flan; 11.0 - 11.3g
 Thin flan; 8.8 - 9.8g
Diameter: 28.2 - 29.4mm
Thickness: Thick flan; 2.1 - 2.3mm
 Thin flan; 1.7 - 1.9mm

LC-16A1 Thick flan, reeded
LC-16A2 Thick flan, plain
LC-16A3 Thin flan, reeded
LC-16A4 Thin flan, plain
LC-16B Silver, reeded ↑→

The reverse of this token is modelled after, in reverse, of a Perthshire halfpenny token of 1797.

Molson's was the first brewery in North America and has continuously operated from 1786 to today. Molson Brewery (family owned) still owns these dies. They are the owners of Canada's most storied hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens, which are still affectionately called "Les Habitant" (see Habitant Tokens).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1837  Photo LC-16A1
1837  LC-16A2
1837  LC-16A3
1837  LC-16A4
1837  LC-16B

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sou (Molson Breweries)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sou (Molson Breweries)
Heritage Auctions
2020 July 5 The Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Part II World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61158
Lot 98222
Internet Archive
Jul 5, 2020 1837 – LC-16A1 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 2200.00
(+ buyer's premium)
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