1/2 Penny, Issued by, New Brunswick, Canada, 1854
Minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, England
Plain fillited head of Queen Victoria facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, 1854
A three masted frigate facing left, flying the Union Jack; above, NEW BRUNSWICK; below HALF PENNY CURRENCY
This was the second issue by New Brunswick, dated 1854 and unlike the first issue was authorised by passage through the correct channels in Britain. The word CURRENCY replaced TOKEN on the reverse. This indicated the official nature of the issue and referred to Halifax Currency, the then standard.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
7.879 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.