New Brunswick 1861 1/2 cent

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20825
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20825 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $3450. The catalog description[1] noted, "New Brunswick. Victoria Specimen Half Cent 1861, Specimen 65 Brown PCGS. Chocolate-brown color with sharp strike and no significant imperfections. No examples have been certified finer by PCGS (2/0)." Prior to confederation with Canada in 1867, the province of New Brunswick issued half, one, five, ten and twenty cent pieces during 1861-64. The half cent, issued 1861 only, is the scarcest denomination.

Recorded mintage: 222,800.

Specification: bronze, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 5.


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  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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