New Brunswick 1861 1/2 cent
This specimen was lot 20825 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $3450. The catalog description 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.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
- Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.