1812 History
Half Penny 1815 Token


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
A half-penny coin featuring an eagle on one side and liberty on the other. The Eagle Half Penny Tokens were struck over original 'Samuel Guppy' Tokens from Bristol England. A Boston Merchant Named Nye settled in Phillipsburg U.S.A in 1812 and restruck the 'Guppy' Tokens as the Eagle Half Penny Token During the War of 1812-15. This token dates to 1815 and is a good example of what currency was like during the War of 1812.
Date of Original:
1815
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
970.942
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
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43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0

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Half Penny 1815 Token


A half-penny coin featuring an eagle on one side and liberty on the other. The Eagle Half Penny Tokens were struck over original 'Samuel Guppy' Tokens from Bristol England. A Boston Merchant Named Nye settled in Phillipsburg U.S.A in 1812 and restruck the 'Guppy' Tokens as the Eagle Half Penny Token During the War of 1812-15. This token dates to 1815 and is a good example of what currency was like during the War of 1812.