Lot 12) 1820 Trade Token Ships Colonies & Commerce
BRNA Auction Aug 2019Viewed 59 times
“Ships Colonies and Commerce” tokens were emergency money that passed as a halfpenny. The issue circulated primarily in Prince Edward Island between 1830 and the 1860’s though they were also known in New Foundland and in lower Canada. The later pieces with a well defined sailing ship were designed by Thomas Halliday whose initial “H” appears on many varieties. An article in the January 1917 Numismatist , the monthly publication of the American Numismatic Association, by W.A.D. Lees, identifies 54 varieties of SC&C tokens.
There are also pieces that were struck by the New York firm of Wright & Bale. These tokens often show W & B N.Y. in exergue under the water line of the ship.
Values of these interesting pieces depend on type, variety and grade: Approximate value range: US $5 – 300.
Source credit: https://coinsite.com/ships-colonies-and-commerce-tokens/
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