Half Penny 1854 - Bank Token.

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Added by Bruce Weese , with updated images by Aidan Work
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General Description The Pre-Confederation tokens were struck at the following mints: The Royal Mint (London), Boulton & Watt, Ralph Heaton & Co., Thomas Halliday, William Mossop, Wright & Bale, Belleville Mint (New Jersey), Jean Marie Arnault, and various Blacksmith Mints. It is difficult to know which of these mints this particular coin was minted in.

The Bank of Upper Canada in Port Hope, Ontario built in 1857 is on the Registry of Historical Places of Canada. The Bank of Upper Canada building in Toronto, Ontario built in 1827 to 1834 is on the Registry of Historical Places of Canada. The former Bank of Upper Canada Building in Goderich, Ontario built in 1863 is on the Registry of Historical Places of Canada.

The Bank of Upper Canada's coins were struck at 2 mints - Royal Mint,London (for the medallic-aligned coins),& Heaton's Mint,Birmingham (for the coinage-aligned coins).
Obv. Description St. George on horseback facing right slaying the dragon. Under the dragon are the initials R. K. & Co. Between two roses is the date 1854, and the words Bank of Upper Canada around the coin.

'R.K. & Co.' stands for 'Rowe, Kentish, & Company', which was the agent through whom the Bank of Upper Canada's orders were placed.

These are not mintmarks, but an agent's mark.
Rev. Description On the reverse is the coat of arms for Upper Canada surrounded by the text Bank Token on top and One-Half Penny on the bottom.
Catalog code KM#Tn2
Diameter 28.00 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Weight 8.2000 g
Material Copper
Orientation Coin
Mint England - HEATON/Birmingham (H)
Edge Type plain
Edge Inscription Not applicable.
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