Token: Canada (Lower) Halfpenny  1812
Token: Canada (Lower) Halfpenny 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: Tokens
Requested by: Nate, Fri, 28-Dec-2012 18:46:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:58:44 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 15-Dec-2014 04:28:41 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 lower halfpenny tokens toke canadaian canadienne candian canad canadian half penny cent woman scale front man vine hat primator peny cents pennys pennies empress lsdy femal women lady female feminine womans girls females womens ladys princess girl ladies scales boy male mann boys mans hood caps hooded cap wreath seat greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths stool seated justice throne chair

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