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Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846

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Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846
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Source : Bank of Canada

Description

Newfoundland, like other parts of British North America, suffered from a chronic shortage of small denomination coins during much of its early history. The British government made no effort to provide a local currency and the islanders had to make do with an insufficient supply of badly worn foreign coins. Finally, as had happened elsewhere, the local merchants decided to take matters into their own hands... Read more »

Text : Rutherford Bros. - Newfoundland - Harbour Grace. 1846.

Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846 values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846 circulated tokens1

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Coarse wool - Rosettes ---$ 35$ 50$ 100$ 300
Coarse wool - Stars ---$ 35$ 50$ 100-
Fine wool - Rosettes ---$ 35$ 50$ 100-

Varieties

Coarse wool - Rosettes

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Coarse Wool

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Rosettes

Coarse wool - Stars

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Coarse Wool

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Étoiles

Fine wool - Rosettes

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Fine Wool

Terre-Neuve - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny - Rosettes

Another error and variety

Grading

VF-20

VF-20 - Rutherford Brothers - 1/2 penny 1846

Specifications

Coarse wool - Rosettes

  • Mintages : N/A
  • Issuer: Rutherford Brothers
  • Mint : Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date : 1846
  • Denomination : ˝ penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 29.5 mm
  • Breton # : 953
  • Courteau # : 7

Coarse wool - Stars

  • Mintages : N/A
  • Issuer: Rutherford Brothers
  • Mint : Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date : 1846
  • Denomination : ˝ penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 29.5 mm
  • Breton # : 953
  • Courteau # : 8

Fine wool - Rosettes

  • Mintages : N/A
  • Issuer: Rutherford Brothers
  • Mint : Boulton & Watt
  • Issuing date : 1846
  • Denomination : ˝ penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 29.5 mm
  • Breton # : 953
  • Courteau # : 5

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 : Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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