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Token - 1 Cent, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1855 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 7584

1 Cent, Issued by, Henry Haszard and George and Simeon Davies, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1855
Mint not recorded

Henry Haszard (probably born1813; died1872) was a local businessman, member of the Executive Council and Colonial Secretary on Prince Edward Island. George and Simeon (or Simon?) Davies were businessmen in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. These tokens were issued to supplement the lack of small change on Prince Edward Island and help facilitate trade.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.911 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Canada - Prince Edward Island
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1855 AD
Denomination: 1 Cent
Obverse Description: At centre, 1855; around, PRINCE EDWARD'S ISLAND
Reverse Description: Inscription in five lines, SELF / GOVERNMENT / AND / FREE / TRADE
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1855
References: H&W.50
  1. [Book], Robert Willey, Dr James Haxby, Coins of Canada, Racine, Wisconsin, 1972

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