Illustrated History of Coins and Tokens relating to Canada
Nova Scotia (#867 to #903)
Issue 400,000. Seven varieties. R. 1.
Issue 217,776. Four varieties. R. 1 ½.
Issue 118,636. Three varieties. R. 1 ½.
Issue 200,000. Five varieties, of which there are counterfeits. R. 1.
Issue 800,000. Seven varieties, of which there are counterfeits. R. 0.
A variety with the date transposed. Probably issued by the counterfeiters who struck many of the anonymous pieces issued about 1835 in Montreal. R. 5.
1840-43. Issue 150,000 each year. Three varieties, 1840. Two varieties, 1843. R. 1.
1840-43. Issue 300,000 each year. Four varieties of each date. R. 0.
Issue 150,000. The design of the Mayflower on this coin was suggested and drawn by John S. Thompson, father of Sir John Thompson. Two varieties; one with L. C. W. under the bust. R. 0.
Issue 300,000. Designed as last, No. 875. Two varieties; one with L. C. W. under the bust. R. 0.
1861-62-64. Issue for 1881-64 - 800,000 for each date. Issue for 1862 - One million. Notwithstanding that there was a larger issue reported for 1862, it is far rarer than those of 1861-64. These dates will long continue to be common. 1861-64 - R. 0. 1862 - R. 1 ½.
1861-64. Issue, 400,000 each date. R. 1.
Broke was commander of the Frigate Shannon that captured the United States war vessel Chesapeake off Boston Harbour on the first of June 1813, and on the 6th of June he brought his prize into the port of Halifax. As this most important naval action of the war of 1812-14 followed a number of defeats, Broke was feted during his stay in Halifax. 3 varieties. R. 1 ½.
The obverse of this coin is the same as the Carritt & Alpert coin, No. 881, and there is little doubt but that it is an earlier issue by that firm. R. 2.
The Frigate here portrayed is intended to represent the Shannon entering the Port of Halifax. Carritt & Alpert were dry goods merchants. R. 1 ½.
Hosterman & Etter were hardware merchants and watchmakers. The building represented on this coin was the Government House. R. 1 ½.
A lighter coin issued by the same firm as No. 882. 2 varieties, in one of which several of the windows are not sashed. R. 1.
Starr & Shannon were in the hardware business. 2 varieties. R. 1.
This token is an earlier issue of Starr & Shannon, without their name. R. 1 ½.
Three varieties, differing in the appearance of the bust. Two of the busts are similar to two of the busts on the Barry coin, No. 891, and another like the bust on the Hosterman & Etter, No. 883. R. 1 ½.
This is a similar design to the last, only that the obverse and reverse inscription have been transposed. R. 2 ½.
3 varieties. R. 1.
2 varieties. R. 1 ½.
R. 1 ½.
John Alexander Barry was a dry goods merchant, and a member of the Nova Scotia Legislature. 3 varieties, differing in the bust. R. 1 ½.
Issued by W. A & S. Black, hardware merchants, who were sons of the Rev. Wm. Black, the founder of Methodism in Nova Scotia. R. 1 ½.
A later coin issued by the same as last, No. 892. R. 2.
This, one of the rarest of Nova Scotian coins, was probably issued by some politician favoring the union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. R. 3.
John Brown was a West Indian merchant. This coin was issued in 1815. R. 1.
Robert Purves, who commenced business in 1855, also carried on a branch at Tatamagouche. He retired in 1870 and died in 1872. The balance of these coins, about 200, were purchased from the widow by Mr. E. J. Howell. R. 1.
This coin, it is claimed, was struck for a firm of mitters who intended starting business in Nova Scotia, but never carried out their purpose. Two of these coins were seen among the Canadian coins in an English collection. R. 4.
This coin was considered very rare, having sold as high as ten dollars, but a large number have been recently found, and its price has fallen accordingly. 2 varieties. R. 2 ½.
This token, which was at one time counted so rare that a specimen sold as high as $25.00, is now comparatively common, a large board having been discovered during the demolition of the old office of the company. R. 2.
Blackley for some years did a retail business at Halifax. The word salt seems to be an error of the Birmingham engraver, who seems to have confounded dry goods with something relating to dried cod fish. R. 2.
Struck in Montreal by Dawson. R. 1 ½.
Richard Shepheard is a Halifax hotel-keeper, and this check was used in connection with the billiard room, being good for one game. Of the 100 issued in 1886 about 25 are known to be in the hands of collectors. R. 2 ½.