|Added by||Aidan Work|
|In personal collections||1|
|General Description||The Magdalen Islands (French, Îles de la Madeleine) form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Though closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the islands form part of the Canadian province of Quebec.
Put into circulation by Sir Isaac Coffin, 1st Baronet, G.C.H. (16 May 1759 – 23 July 1839) was an officer of the Royal Navy who served during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. His descendants owned the islands until the late 19th. Century.
|Obv. Description||Seal on an ice floe in centre circle with the inscription MAGDALEN ISLAND 1815.|
|Rev. Description||Two gutted fish in centre circle. inscription is SUCCESS TO THE FISHERIES, which refers to the fishing industry essential to the islands' economy.|
|Edge Type||reeded and grooved|
|Edge Inscription||Not applicable.|
*what it means?
|F $185.00 VF $375.00 XF $850.00 UNC $2750.00|