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Started by Siberian Man, May 24, 2015, 04:11:34 PM

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Siberian Man

Hallo gentlemen.
I have some of an old Canadian tokens. It isn't big collection but I like it very much. It was difficult to find these coins in Siberia.

Siberian Man

Upper Canada.
Halfpenny 1820.

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Upper Canada.
Halfpenny 1852 & one penny 1850.

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Nova Scotia.
Halfpenny 1832.

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Nova Scotia.
Halfpenny 1856 & one penny 1840. I would say that it is the worst portrait of queen Victoria (one penny obverse).

Siberian Man

Lower Canada.
Bouquet sous.

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Bouquet sous.

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Province of Canada. Bank of Montreal.
Halfpenny 1844.

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Lower Canada. Quebec Bank.
Sou / halfpenny 1837.

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Province of canada. Quebec Bank.
Sou/halfpenny 1852.

Siberian Man


Figleaf

A number of the pieces you are showing are actually coins, rather than tokens, even when they have the word token on them. The provincial administration got the right to make and issue coins, but they outsourced the matter to some private banks. The table is in the order in which you posted your collection.


ProvinceBreton#TypeStatus
Upper Canada727token
Upper Canada720St. Georgecoin
Upper Canada719St. Georgecoin
Nova Scotia871George IVcoin
Nova Scotia876Victoria, coronetcoin
Nova Scotia873Victoriacoin
Lower Canada713bouquetcoin
Lower Canadabouquettoken
Lower Canadabouquettoken
Lower Canadabouquettoken
Lower Canadabouquettoken
Lower Canadabouquettoken
Province of Canada527front viewcoin
Lower Canada522habitant 1837coin
Lower Canada529habitant 1852coin

The bouquet sous always have the wrong spelling UN SOUS, while the tokens have the correct spelling UN SOU, or a different denomination. A sou was equal to a halfpenny. The provinces of upper Canada and Lower Canada merged into the province of Canada in 1842. More detail here.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Siberian Man

It is very interesting information, Sir. Thank you very much.