Upper Canada - 1854 HalfPenny Bank Token, St. George

monnaie monde canadum upper canada 1854 halfpenny bank token st george
monnaie monde canadum upper canada 1854 halfpenny bank token st george

Country: Upper Canada, Canadian provinces
Type: Token (Bank)
Years: 1854 (1850-1857)
Value: 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Currency: Pound Province (1841-1858)
Composition: Copper
Grade: AU50
Weight: 8 g
Diameter: 27.8 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Mintage: 1,500,000 
Orientation: Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized: Yes
References: CCT# PC-5B2, Breton# 720, KM# Tn2

Obverse:
Saint George slaying the dragon

Lettering:
BANK OF UPPER CANADA
1857

Engraver: John Pinches

Reverse:
Coat of arms of Upper Canada.

Lettering:
BANK TOKEN
ONE HALF-PENNY

Engraver: John Pinches

Edge:
Smooth

Comments:
Diameter:  27.6 - 27.9mm

PC-5A  Weight:  7.9g
Proofs exist.

Weight:  7.9 - 8.3g
PC-5B1  Royal Mint, Medal alignment
PC-5B2  Heaton Mint, Coin alignment
Proofs exist of PC-5B1
Cast copies exist.

PC-5C1  Plain "4", Coin alignment
PC-5C2  Crosslet "4", Coin alignment

PC-5D  Weight:  7.9 - 8.5g
Proofs exist.

Based on Benedetto Pistrucci's British coin design.
Initials  'R.K. & Co.' agent's mark of Rowe, Kentish, & Co. (below the dragon), which is the agent that the Bank of Upper Canada used to place their orders.

 

CCT# PC-5B2, Breton# 720, KM# Tn2
08 Feb 2020
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