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Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Brunswick, Canada, 1854 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12880

1/2 Penny, Issued by, New Brunswick, Canada, 1854
Minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, England
Statement Of Significance:
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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.879 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Canada - New Brunswick
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1854 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
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: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Colony of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada, 1854
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Great Britain, 1854
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#3
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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