George IV - One Penny Token 1838 Trade & Navigation

Country: Canadian provinces (Nova Scotia) King George IV 
(Canada)
Type: Token
Years: 1838
Value: 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling = 1/240 Pound (1/240)
Currency: Pound (1812-1860)
Composition: Copper
Grade: VF30
Weight: 15 g
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Mintage: Unknow
Orientation: Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized: Yes
References: CCT# NS-22; Breton# 967

Obverse:
George IV facing left surrounded by lettering.

Lettering: PURE COPPER PREFERABLE TO PAPER .

Reverse:
Commerce seated left, holding laurel sprig in right hand and a
winged caduceus in the left hand; a ship in the distance. Surrounded by lettering, date below.

Lettering:
TRADE & NAVIGATION
1838

Edge:
Plain

Comments:
This token was issued for use in British Guiana (modern Guyana). It was struck over a number of years with varying states of reverse rust spots. It is doubtful that it was imported in quantities. More likely collectors imported the token towards the end of the century.
Penny tokens did circulate in Nova Scotia during and after 1838. Trade between the Province and the West Indies was of grest importance.

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