Coins from pre-Confederation Canada.

Discussion in 'World & Ancient Coins' started by Aidan Work, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    As I am a collector of coins from all over the British Commonwealth,I have always found the coins of the various British colonies that are now part of Canada to be an interesting sideline.I am sure that the Canadian
    members,especially,would be interested in this section.Ihave got the following pieces in my collection;

    Lower Canada;

    1813 1/2d. Marquis Wellington (struck 1814).

    1820 1/2d. King George III/Commerce.

    Magdalen Islands;

    1815 1d.

    Montreal;

    1835 1 Sou 'TRADE & AGRICULTURE LOWER CANADA'/'BANK TOKEN UN
    SOUS MONTREAL'.(Bouquet).

    1837 1/2d. (1 Sou) City Bank. (Habitant).

    1838 1 Sou 'AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE BAS CANADA'/'BANQUE DU PEUPLE UN SOU MONTREAL'.(Bouquet).

    1842 1d. Bank of Montreal.(Building).

    1816 1/2d. 'HALF PENNY TOKEN 1816'. Wellington./'MONTREAL' Ship. (Lightweight).

    1844 1/2d. Bank of Montreal.(Building).

    (Note; Bouquet Sous are undated.)

    New Brunswick;

    1843 1/2d.

    1843 1d.

    1854 1d.

    1861 1c.

    1864 1c. (Long Tip 6).

    1862 20c.

    Newfoundland; (Reverted to colonial status in 1934.Became a province of Canada in 1949.)

    1865 1c.

    1873 1c.

    1894 1c.

    1913 1c.

    1919C 1c.

    1929 1c.

    1938 1c.

    1941C 1c.

    1943C 1c.

    1865 5c. (Holed).

    1881 5c. (Cleaned).

    1882H 5c.(Holed).

    1890 5c.(Holed).

    1908 5c. (Planchet Faults).

    1929 5c.

    1940C 5c.

    1941C 5c.

    1943C 5c.

    1945C 5c.

    1912 10c.

    1917C 10c.

    1938 10c.

    1941C 10c.

    1872H 20c.

    1899 20c. (Wide 9's).

    1917C 25c.

    1899 50c. (Wide 9's).

    1908 50c.

    1909 50c.

    1917C 50c.

    1919C 50c.

    Nova Scotia;

    1823 1/2d. (With Hyphen).

    1832 1/2d.

    1856 1/2d. (Bronze).

    1832 1d.

    1856 1d.

    1864 1/2c.

    Prince Edward Island;

    Ship 1/2d. (Close Letters).

    Ship 1/2d. (Wide Letters).

    1855 1/2d.

    1857 1/2d.

    1871 1c.

    Quebec;

    Quebec Bank 1852 1d. (2 Sous).(Habitant).

    Upper Canada;

    1816 1/2d. '1816'/Monument (Sir Isaac Brock).

    1820 1/2d 'COMMERCIAL CHANGE'/Sloop.

    1850 Dot 1d.

    1852 1d. (Medal Alignment).

    1854 1/2d. (Plain 4).

    1857 1/2d.

    1857 1d.

    (Note; the coins from 1850-57 are affectionately known as 'St George pieces').
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  3. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    I have since picked up an 1888 Newfoundland 20c. coin.These are actually quite difficult to find.
  4. WhispTech

    WhispTech Senior Member


    No idea why you think they are hard to find.

    These sell for 10-13 dollars canadian. The 13 dollar was rated vg or vf. I forget the rating but there was 3 sitting there. Supposivly there was more around somewhere else too.
  5. Andy

    Andy Coin Collector

    Aidan, that is a fine list of coins. I wonder if you find all of your coins from the coin store that you work in or do you use the internet? I understand that Whisptech may know of a lead for you that may make finding Canadian coins easier for you.
  6. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    I find them around both in where I work,& I get them from other people in the numismatic trade over here.Eventually,I will get the Newfoundland 1904 & 1912 20c. coins.I once had an 1872 $2 gold,
    but lost that when my flat was broken into nearly 3 years ago.I am collecting Newfoundland coins by date,but I know that I will never get the 1946 5c. &
    any of the $2 gold.Surprisingly,the Upper Canada St George pieces of 1850,1852,& 1854 turn up quite often over here.
  7. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    Has anyone got the C$ prices for the Upper Canada 1857 1/2d. & 1d. pieces?
  8. WhispTech

    WhispTech Senior Member


    1888 $2 dollar gold coin newfoundland are expensive though at $315.00 cdn and it graded vf+.

    1857 1/2 (penny) token $10.00 ef
  9. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    WhispTech,some catalogues list the Upper Canada 1857 St George 1/2d. & 1d. coins as being more common than the other dates.I don't think that they are common,as most of them were not issued due to the change over to decimal currency in 1858.This means that they are very scarce.I waited years before I bought a pair in the Wellington Coin Club Auction a couple of years ago.
  10. WhispTech

    WhispTech Senior Member


    Man those prices I gave are right off coins I looked at today. As for why you are telling me that info I have no clue. You asked how much and I looked at some real ones to find out lol.
  11. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    WhispTech,thank you for that.How's things over there in Ontario? We have had Prince Charles over here.He was in Aussie last week.
  12. WhispTech

    WhispTech Senior Member


    Its cold, I am eating pizza and getting grease all over my keyboard.
  13. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    WhispTech,what flavour is the pizza? Pepperoni? Hawaiian?
  14. WhispTech

    WhispTech Senior Member

    its teh new dominoes one with the dual crust with 6 cheeses topped with pepporoni and the other is a regular pizza withbacon, peporoni and bacon. oh and osme chessy bread lol.
  15. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    Boy,that is very nice.I like pizza as well.I like Hawaiian,meatlovers (with salami & bacon),& the combination one.I have never tried anchovy though.
  16. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    John,here's a section that will be right up your street,as it were.

    Aidan.
  17. kiwi01

    kiwi01 Senior Member

    Very nice thank you Aiden! i have:
    Newfoundland
    1876 H 1 cent
    1917c 5 cent
    1940 10 cent
    1941c 10 cent
    1942c 10 cent
    1943c 10 cent
    1944c 10 cent
    1945c 10 cent
    1912 20 cent
    1907 50 cent
    1918c 50 cent

    Bank of Montreal
    1844 1/2d

    New Brunswick
    1861 1 cent
  18. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    John,I can guess that you'd like to get the extremely rare New Brunswick 1/2c. coin,just like I would.I was very lucky to have got a Magdalen Islands 1d.,as that is a rare coin.

    I have got both the Habitant pieces from Quebec City dated 1852.

    How did you manage to get a Newfoundland 1912 20c.? I am still missing this coin,the 1904 20c.,& the 1911 50c.

    Aidan.
  19. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Here is one that I have that I picked out from the dealer's junk lot, perhaps less than a dollar.

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  20. kiwi01

    kiwi01 Senior Member

  21. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    John,that's a very nice coin that you bought off a guy in Auckland.I actually picked up an 1862 New Brunswick 20c. off Tony Grant about 3 years back.That is a very scarce coin.I have got a few of the Newfoundland Queen Victoria 20c. coins,plus a Newfoundland 1917C 25c. as well.

    Aidan.

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