1/2 Penny, Issued by, New Brunswick, Canada, 1854
Minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, England

Obverse Description

Plain fillited head of Queen Victoria facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, 1854

Reverse Description

A three masted frigate facing left, flying the Union Jack; above, NEW BRUNSWICK; below HALF PENNY CURRENCY

Edge Description



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.

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