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Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

Description

One of the commonest kinds of metallic tokens issued in Canada by merchants and others to alleviate the shortage of coins were the ones bearing a ship on the obverse side and the inscription SHIPS, COLONIES & COMMERCE on the reverse. The inscription refers to the famous statement made by Napoleon in 1811 that ships, colonies and commerce were the three British advantages that would defeat him in the end... Read more »

There are also several varieties of the ampersand (cut-knob, club-knob, round-knob, bar).

Text : Ships colonies and commerce.

Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 circulated tokens1

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
---$25.00$45.00$75.00$90.00

Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835 uncirculated tokens2

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Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
$180$250$500----

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Grading

VF-20

VF-20 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

EF-40

EF-40 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835
EF-40 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

AU-50

AU-50 - Ships, colonies & commerce - 1/2 penny 1835

Specifications

  • Issuing date : 1830 - 1835
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Weight : 5 grams
  • Diameter : 26 mm
  • Edge : Smooth
  • Breton # : 997
  • Charlton # : PE10
  • Lees # : 26

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 : Friday, January 29, 2016

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