Canada Colonial Bank Tokens

07- 1832 Halfpenny Province Of Nova Scotia George IV Thistle Token

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Nova Scotia Halfpenny Thistle Token 1832 - In 1813 certain Halifax businessmen began importing halfpennies into Nova Scotia and, by 1816, a great variety was in circulation. The government ordered their withdrawal in 1817. Beginning in 1823, and again in 1824, 1832, 1840 and 1843, the government issued copper penny and halfpenny tokens, without authority from England. These coins appeared from 1823 to 1856. The link between old Scotland and new Scotland was symbolized by the Scottish thistle which appeared on the reverse side of the earlier issues of these tokens. King George IV is depicted on the obverse.

Source: The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Colonial Tokens