Token: Canada Nova Scotia Hosterman Halfpenny 1814 and 1815
The 1814 version of this token from Nova Scotia is more rare than the 1815 version. These were used in commerce to supplement official coinage which was in short supply. Such tokens are avidly sought by collectors.
Some typical catalog values for the 1815-dated tokens are:
TOKENS DATED 1815
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $45
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $350
If you have the 1814-dated token, double these values due to its rarity.
Use our Important Terminology page to compute actual buy and sell values from these inflated catalog values.
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Requested by: Trick0112, Sat, 22-Feb-2014 13:53:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 23-Feb-2014 02:51:48 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 08-Feb-2016 15:00:00 GMT
Requester description: 1814 Half Penny Token 1814. Payable by Hosterman & Etter - Halifax. Province House is depicted on the reverse of this token. This building commenced operation on 11 February 1819. The token, is dated 1814 but depicts four columns above the central door which do not occur on the building itself. The columns may have been part of the original plan for the building. Priovince House originally housed the Legislative Council (an upper council appointed by the Governor), the House of Assembly (currently representing 52 electoral districts) and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The Legislative Council was discontinued in 1928.
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