1/2 Penny, Issued by, New Brunswick, Canada, 1843
Minted by Boulton, Watt Company, Soho, Birmingham
Coroneted head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, 1843
A three masted frigate facing left, flying the Union Jack; above, NEW BRUNSWICK; below HALF PENNY TOKEN
This issue was authorised by the local legislature but not authorised by the Colonial Office. 710,102 pieces were struck and placed into circulation in New Brunswick. A second issue dated 1854 passed through the correct channels in Britain at which time this issue was called 'irregular'.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
8.769 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.