NOVA SCOTIA / British Guiana 1838 Stiver (Mule) Charlton NS-22B2, Bowman #13
This is a combination of the NS-22A reverse from a rustier die and the NS-22B1 reverse. This and NS-22B1 are one of the more common finds amongst metal detectorists. Fred Bowman had listed this piece as one the Canadian Borderline Tokens.
The so-called Canadian Borderline Tokens are not listed by either Breton or LeRoux and cannot be claimed that they are one hundred percent Canadian, but they had a more or less limited circulation in Canada during the years when currency of small denominations was almost nonexistent. From about 1810 to the time when decimal coinage was established in Upper and Lower Canada in 1858, almost any type of coin was acceptable by the people in general
Obverse: Female figure with sprig and caduceus seated to left seated on a bale of goods. “TRADE & NAVIGATION/ 1838”
Reverse: ONE STIVER / PURE COPPER PREFERABLE TO
Die Axis: ⇵
Weight: 15.20 grams
Edge: Centre Grained \\\\\