Lower Canada, Side View Half Penny, 1838

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Lower Canada, Side View Half Penny, 1838
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Br. 524, CH LC-10A4, right fence has 8 palings, 3 palings to left of tree, Co. 32BM, HW-186. Graded by NGC Mintstate-62, Brown. Lovely almond brown colour with remaining glossy lustre. From the Doug Robins Collection.
Eugene Courteau regarded this variety as R-10 and, thus, an extreme rarity. Indeed, Mr. Chapados-Girard, the editor of the most recent Charlton standard catalogue of Canadian Colonial Tokens, could not find a single sale appearance, for this variety, up until the submission of his information for the catalogue, in the summer of 2019. There were none present in the Ford sale, by Stacks Bowers, in 2013, nor was one included in the first sale of the Doug Robins Collection, held in Chicago, by Heritage Auction Galleries, in 2018. Based on Mr. Chapados-Girard’s research, he thought it prudent to deem this variety “Extremely Rare”, in the new catalogue.
This piece surfaced last fall, after the current token catalogue had been submitted for publishing, and could represent the only available example of this variety.