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1 sou 1838

1 sou 1838
Source : Bank of Canada

Description

In an effort to alleviate the chronic shortage of small change in Lower Canada in the 1830s, several of the chartered banks were authorized to issue copper sous showing a bouquet of roses, thistles, shamrocks, wheat and maple leaves. The piece illustrated was issued by La Banque du Peuple... Read more »

There are several varities of this token.

Specifications

  • Issuer: Banque du Peuple (People's Bank)
  • Mint : Belleville
  • Issuing date : 1838
  • Denomination : 1 sou
  • Composition : Copper
  • Weight : 9 grams
  • Diameter : 27.2 mm
  • Breton # : 715
  • Charlton # : LC5A1
  • Km # : Tn4

Notes

  1. The value of circulated tokens generally concerns coins with a certain wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a uncirculated tokens generally concerns coins with little wear almost not visible with the eye. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Thursday, January 24, 2013

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