Canadian Tokens

 
 

Canada BL-7 $44 Blacksmith token, a contemporary counterfeit of a English halfpenny of George III. They were purposely made with low relief and little detail to appear as a heavily worn coin. Note the bust faces the wrong way as the counterfeiter just copied the design of a halfpenny onto the die.

Attributions in this section are per the Charlton Standard Catalog of Canadian Tokens first edition 1988.

Canada LC-2A2 $28 Bouquet Sou from the Bank of Montreal, struck in Birmingham by Boulton & Watt. Notice the misspelling, should be Un Sou (i.e. one sou). Nice clean example, no problems.

Canada LC-5A3 $28 Bouquet Sou from the Banque Du Peuple struck in Belleville, NJ, like some Hard Times tokens for sale here with Bouquet reverses.

Canada LC-15A1 $23 T.S. Brown & Co. Importer of hardware. The vise on the reverse right has a long shaft allowing it to be driven into the ground. Struck in Birmingham. The tools die was also used on the very rare (R7) card of H.E. Thomas of Louisville Kentucky and also on the R7 card of Green and Wetmore of New York City.

Canada LC-27 $28 Bouquet Sou struck in Belleville, NJ, like some Hard Times tokens for sale here with Bouquet reverses.

Canada LC-48C2 $36 Very clean and nice “Tiffin Token.” Joseph Tiffin, a Montreal grocer, had these lightweight tokens made for him in Birmingham to use as change. They were antedated to 1812 to avoid the laws against importing tokens.

Canada NS 10B1 $35 Payable by Hosterman & Etter, jewelers in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Canada NS 11A1 $21 Halfpenny token of Starr & Shannon. Tokens produced by John Sheriff of Liverpool.

Canada NS 12 $28 Commercial Change halfpenny token.