Colonial Era Tokens of Nova Scotia


Part 1: Token numbers NS-1A1 to NS-2D3

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Charlton
Cat #
Breton
Cat #
Obverse Content
Reverse Content
Notes
 Die 
 Axis 
 Metal 
 Size 
(mm)
 Edge 
NS-1A1
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.8 grams

- Engrailed edge

OBV:
- Fifteen leaves on laurel crown

↑↓
C
 28.3 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1A2
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.8 grams

- Plain edge

OBV:
- Fifteen leaves on laurel crown

↑↓
C
 28.3 
to
 28.8 
 Plain 
NS-1A3
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.8 grams

OBV:
- Fourteen leaves on laurel crown

↑↓
C
 28.3 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1A4
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.8 grams

OBV:
- Thirteen leaves on laurel crown

↑↓
C
 28.3 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1A5
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.8 grams

OBV:
- Twelve leaves on laurel crown
- Two small and three large locks of hair

↑↓
C
 28.3 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1A6
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.8 grams

OBV:
- Twelve leaves on laurel crown
- Five equal sized locks of hair

↑↓
C
 28.3 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1B1
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.7 grams

REV:
- Stem of thistle does not touch the top of the 8

↑↓
C
 28.2 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1B2
Br-867
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1823
Weight:
8.8 to 9.7 grams

REV:
- Stem of thistle touches the top of the 8

↑↓
C
 28.2 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1C1
Br-869
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
8.6 to 8.7 grams

OBV:
- P in PROVINCE far from bust
↑↓
C
 28.4 
to
 28.9 
 Engrailed 
NS-1C2
Br-869
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
8.6 to 8.7 grams

OBV:
- P in PROVINCE close to bust
↑↓
C
 28.4 
to
 28.9 
 Engrailed 
NS-1D1
Br-871
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
7.73 to 8.73 grams

OBV:
- Long left ribbon

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-1D2
Br-871
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
7.73 to 8.73 grams

OBV:
- Long right ribbon

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-1D2a
Br-871
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
7.73 to 8.73 grams

PLAIN EDGE

OBV:
- Long right ribbon

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.3 
 Plain 
NS-1D3
Br-871
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
7.73 to 8.73 grams

OBV:
- Equal length ribbons

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-1E1
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
8.6 to 8.8 grams

REV:
- Large 0 in date

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1E2
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
8.6 to 8.8 grams

REV:
- Medium 0 in date

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1E3
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
8.6 to 8.8 grams

Plain edge

REV:
- Small 0 in date

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Plain 
NS-1E4
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
8.6 to 8.8 grams

Engrailed edge

REV:
- Small 0 in date

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Plain 
NS-1F1
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
8.6 grams

REV:
- Fifteen Bracts
- Ten Thorns

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1F2
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
8.6 grams

REV:
- Fourteen Bracts
- Fourteen Thorns

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1F3
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
8.6 grams

REV:
- Thirteen Bracts
- Fourteen Thorns

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1F4
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
8.6 grams

REV:
- Thirteen Bracts
- Nine Thorns

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-1F5
Br-874
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: HALF PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
8.6 grams

REV:
- Thirteen Bracts
- Eight Thorns

↑↓
C
 28.0 
to
 28.8 
 Engrailed 
NS-2A1
Br-868
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
16.6 to 17.4 grams

Coin axis

OBV:
- Four upper leaves in laurel crown

↑↓
C
 34.1 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2A1A
Br-868
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
16.6 to 17.4 grams

Medal axis

OBV:
- Four upper leaves in laurel crown

↑↑
C
 34.1 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2A2
Br-868
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
16.6 to 17.4 grams

OBV:
- Three top locks behind laurel crown are THIN

↑↑
C
 34.1 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2A3
Br-868
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
16.6 to 17.4 grams

OBV:
- Three top locks behind laurel crown are THICK

↑↓
C
 34.1 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2A4
Br-868
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
16.6 to 17.4 grams

OBV:
- Upper leaf in laurel crown touches "F" in "OF"

↑↓
C
 34.1 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2A4a
Br-868
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
16.6 to 17.4 grams

- Same dies as NS-2A4 but struck in Silver

OBV:
- Upper leaf in laurel crown touches "F" in "OF"
↑↓
S
 34.1 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2A5
Br-868
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1824
Weight:
16.6 to 17.4 grams

- Mule consisting of NS-2A4 obverse and NS-2A2 reverse
↑↓
C
 34.1 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2B1
Br-870
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
17.0 to 17.1 grams

OBV:
- Bow is far from the back of the head
- Leaf 2 slightly overlaps leaf 1, leaf 3 doesn't touch leaf 2

↑↓
C
 33.7 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2B2
Br-870
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
17.0 to 17.1 grams

OBV:
- Bow is near the back of the head
- Left ribbon is longer
- Leaf 2 overlaps leaves 1 and 3

↑↓
C
 33.7 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2B3
Br-870
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
17.0 to 17.1 grams

OBV:
- Bow touches the back of the head
- Leaf 2 slightly overlaps leaf 1,leaf 3 doesn't touch leaf 2

↑↓
C
 33.7 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2B4
Br-870
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of King George IV)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1832
Weight:
17.0 to 17.1 grams

OBV:
- Bow almost touches the back of the head
- Leaf 2 is overlapped by leaves 1 and 3

↑↓
C
 33.7 
to
 34.3 
 Engrailed 
NS-2C1
Br-873
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of Queen Victoria)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
16.4 to 17.4 grams

OBV:
- Seven strands of hair at neck line

↑↓
C
 34.0 
to
 34.5 
 Engrailed 
NS-2C1A
Br-873
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of Queen Victoria)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
16.4 to 17.4 grams

Silver

OBV:
- Seven strands of hair at neck line

↑↓
S
 34.0 
to
 34.5 
 Engrailed 
NS-2C2
Br-873
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of Queen Victoria)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
16.4 to 17.4 grams

OBV:
- Five strands of hair at neck line

↑↓
C
 34.0 
to
 34.5 
 Engrailed 
NS-2C3
Br-873
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of Queen Victoria)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1840
Weight:
16.4 to 17.4 grams

OBV:
- Four strands of hair at neck line

↑↑
C
 34.07 
to
 34.5 
 Engrailed 
NS-2D1
Br-873
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of Queen Victoria)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
16.4 to 17.2 grams

OBV:
- Seven strands of hair at neck line

↑↓
C
 34.3 
to
 34.5 
 Engrailed 
NS-2D2
Br-873
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of Queen Victoria)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
16.4 to 17.2 grams

OBV:
- Four strands of hair at neck line

↑↓
C
 34.3 
to
 34.5 
 Engrailed 
NS-2D3
Br-873
Obv: PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Bust of Queen Victoria)

Rev: ONE PENNY TOKEN (Thistle) 1843
Weight:
16.4 to 17.2 grams

OBV:
- Four strands of hair at neck line
- 3 over 0:

↑↓
C
 34.3 
to
 34.5 
 Engrailed 
 
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