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Token - 1/2 Penny, Carritt & Alport, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1814 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 7572

1/2 Penny, Issued by, Carritt & Alport, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1814
Minted by William Stephen Mossop, Dublin
Statement Of Significance:
In September 1813 this company is noted in a petition requesting the right to export goods captured from US vessels during the War of 1812 to the US.
Reference: Loyalist Lines Vol.1 No. 3, June 2010, p. 2 (Manatoba Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada)

The company is recorded to have imported pottery from England
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.003 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 - Nova Scotia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1814 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right; around, HALF PENNY TOKEN 1814
Reverse Description: A three-masted ship under sail to the right; around, PAYABLE BY CARRITT & ALPORT; in exergue, HALIFAX
Edge Description: milled \\\
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Carritt & Alport, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1814
References: H&W 62
  1. [Book], Robert Willey, Dr James Haxby, Coins of Canada, Racine, Wisconsin, 1972, 107 - 108 Pages

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