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Canada Nova Scotia Half Penny and Penny Token  1823 to 1856
Canada Nova Scotia Half Penny and Penny Token 1823 to 1856

Before the Canadian Confederation which unified the country in 1867, several individual provinces issued their own coinage. Nova Scotia produced half penny tokens, penny tokens, half cents, and one cent coins.

Most of the old Nova Scotia tokens you see these days are not in good condition. They have darkened considerably and most of the devices and inscriptions have worn away. If you have one that does not look dark, but looks orange instead, it has been harshly cleaned and holds almost no collector value. Later date tokens have a queen (presumably Queen Victoria) on the front instead of a king. Values are about the same.

The coin in our picture is in decent shape. I would say it is in average circulated condition. Here is what the catalogs say about these coins:

HALF PENNY TOKEN
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $150

ONE PENNY TOKEN
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $75
fully uncirculated: $250

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Please read our Important Terminology page so you can properly interpret the catalog values cited above.

Coin: 6030 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Sun, 21-Nov-2010 02:43:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 07-Dec-2013 02:16:21 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 18-Dec-2015 15:08:53 GMT
Requester description: 1825 Face says 'province of Nova Scotia.' In the center is the facing-left profile of a man (?) who appears to be wearing a laurel wreath. On the back side is a thistle, surrounded by the words 'Half Penny Token 1823'
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