Token: Canada Bust and Harp  1820
Token: Canada Bust and Harp 1820

Canada did not become 'official' until its confederation in 1867. Before then a wide variety of privately minted coins supported commerce. Most were copper pennies and half pennies. This one is known as the 'Bust and Harp' token. It is a fascinating collectible.

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $45

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Assembling a collection of nice-looking early Canadian tokens would be a worthwhile numismatic (coin collecting) challenge. Be careful, though, as this is a specialized area of numismatics. A good deal of research is necessary to collect the 'good' tokens and not be fooled by counterfeits. There are detailed catalogs and other documentation on the subject. Do not invest large sums of money until you are sure you know what you are doing. You can get more information on these tokens at the CoinsandCanada web site.

Coin: 18836 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: VAseeker, Mon, 02-Mar-2015 18:13:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 03-Mar-2015 01:52:03 GMT
Requester description: 1820 1st side: harp with 10 strings, figure as left part of harp. 2nd side: left-facing bust with crown of leaves. 1820
Tags: token canada bust harp tokens toke canadaian canadienne candian canad canadian st 1 10 strings string part nd 2 crown leaves leaf parts crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs




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