PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1855 One Cent Breton 920

Prince Edward Island, Tokens






PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1855 One Cent Fisheries And Agriculture Breton 920, Charlton PE-6A2 EF

Die Axis: ⇈ medal

Weight: 5.09 grams

Edge: Plain

James Duncan, a Charlottetown hardware merchant, issued the first Canadian decimal piece the 1855 "cent". Competing with other halfpenny tokens which went at 150 to the Spanish dollar. Duncan's piece went at 100 to the dollar.

For more history on James Duncan & Co please check out the Sailstrait website