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Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837

Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837

Description

In 1763 France and England signed the Treaty of Paris and Canada became a British possession. Sixty years later the mother country had made no effort to provide an official currency for the young colony. By this time several private banks were in operation and they issued paper money which served to facilitate large business transactions. It was in the market place, where the ordinary citizen had to make change for small purchases, that the situation was most keenly felt. Read more »

It exists a variety with a thick planchet with a reeded edge and a variety with a thin planchet with a plain edge.

Text : Thos. & Wm. Molson - Brewers Distillers - Un sou - Montreal. Cash Paid for All Sorts of ? 1837.

Usefull link : Montreal Trade Tokens by Alfred Sandham - April, 1872

Plain edge tokens also exist.

Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837 values and prices

The value of a canadian token depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Silver -----$7,000$7,200
Thick flans -$250$630$1,000$1,330$1,720$2,780
Thin flans -$250$570$960$1,470$1,850$2,700
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Silver $10,800------
Thick flans $4,470------
Thin flans $4,240------
Errors and varieties from the community
Planchet errors and varieties
#120 Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837 - Clipped andrelus

Specifications

Silver

  • Composition: Silver
  • Haxby-Willey #: 108a

Thick flans

  • Issuer: Thos. & Wm. Molson
  • Engraver: Joseph Arnault
  • Issuing date: 1837
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 11 grams
  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 562
  • Charlton #: LC16A1
  • McLachlan #: 51
  • Sandham #: 34
  • Haxby-Willey #: 108
  • Batty #: 145
  • Raymond #: 50
  • Willey #: 579

Thin flans

  • Issuer: Thos. & Wm. Molson
  • Engraver: Joseph Arnault
  • Issuing date: 1837
  • Denomination: 1/2 penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 9 grams
  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Breton #: 562
  • Charlton #: LC16A3
  • McLachlan #: 51
  • Sandham #: 34
  • Haxby-Willey #: 108
  • Batty #: 144
  • Raymond #: 50
  • Willey #: 579

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Last update : Sunday, October 28, 2018

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