Halfpenny Token

Prince Edward Island, Canada


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: AE halfpenny token, ND (1858), Ch-PE-8A2, Breton-921, Steamship sailing left, Fisheries & Agriculture type, thin flan variety, EF to About Unc. The last token of Prince Edward Island was issued about 1858. Probably issued by James Duncan & Co., a hardware merchant in Charlottetown. It seems that after 1858 Prince Edward Island was amply supplied with copper for there were no more halfpenny issues. The official adoption of the decimal system in 1871 rendered these tokens obsolete.