Token: Canada Halfpenny Lower  1812
Token: Canada Halfpenny Lower 1812

That's King George III of England and Lady Justice with her scales making a statement about the War of 1812 between America and the British Empire, including Canada. These tokens were struck by private mints to help fill the need for currency which was sorely lacking at the time.

These tokens are quite common and are worth small amounts unless in excellent condition. Just about all of them that you see are heavily worn. The one in our picture is in average circulated condition.

Here is a summary of approximate catalog values.

worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $200

Coin: 13426 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Nate, Fri, 28-Dec-2012 18:46:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:58:44 GMT
Requester description: 1812 Half penny token from 1812 picture of a woman with a scale on the front on the back a man with a vine hat around the primator.
Tags: token canada halfpenny lower tokens toke half penny cent woman scale man vine hat primator peny cents pennys pennies scales hood caps hooded cap wreath seat justice throne chair

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