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1816 Sir Isaac Brock halfpenny token. Breton-724, Charlton UC-6A2. Choice Extremely Fine or better.

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1816 Sir Isaac Brock halfpenny token. Breton-724, Charlton UC-6A2. Choice Extremely Fine or better.

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1816 Sir Isaac Brock halfpenny token. Breton-724, Charlton UC-6A2. Choice Extremely Fine or better. An underappreciated American reference token from the War of 1812. While an entire series of naval and military medals honor those Americans who fought with valor in the War of 1812, this is perhaps the only contemporary numismatic item honoring someone the Americans killed, namely the conqueror of Detroit, Sir Isaac Brock, who fell at Queenston Heights, just north of Niagara Falls, on October 13, 1812. This token names him "The Hero of Upper Canada," while two Fames crown a memorial urn inscribed with the date of his death. The surfaces are lustrous medium brown with just a little toning in the fields and some minor planchet fissures on the reverse. A single minor and natural planchet inclusion is noted off the upper right corner of the urn's pedestal base, and one contact mark is nearby. Charlton calls the Brock tokens "the lightest Canadian coppers," and their thin planchets tend to be flawed. This is an unusually nice grade for one of these; though Charlton prices them in two AU grades and MS-60, lustrous examples with this sort of eye appeal are very tough to find (low grades ones are quite common, however). No Brock tokens were included in the Ford Collection. For numismatists interested in the War of 1812, this high grade example makes a fine counterpoint to the U.S. Mint medals struck from the other side of that long-forgotten conflict.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 9012

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1816 Sir Isaac Brock halfpenny token. Breton-724, Charlton UC-6A2. Choice Extremely Fine or better. An underappreciated American reference token from the War of 1812. While an entire series of naval and military medals honor those Americans who fought with valor in the War of 1812, this is perhaps the only contemporary numismatic item honoring someone the Americans killed, namely the conqueror of Detroit, Sir Isaac Brock, who fell at Queenston Heights, just north of Niagara Falls, on October 13, 1812. This token names him "The Hero of Upper Canada," while two Fames crown a memorial urn inscribed with the date of his death. The surfaces are lustrous medium brown with just a little toning in the fields and some minor planchet fissures on the reverse. A single minor and natural planchet inclusion is noted off the upper right corner of the urn's pedestal base, and one contact mark is nearby. Charlton calls the Brock tokens "the lightest Canadian coppers," and their thin planchets tend to be flawed. This is an unusually nice grade for one of these; though Charlton prices them in two AU grades and MS-60, lustrous examples with this sort of eye appeal are very tough to find (low grades ones are quite common, however). No Brock tokens were included in the Ford Collection. For numismatists interested in the War of 1812, this high grade example makes a fine counterpoint to the U.S. Mint medals struck from the other side of that long-forgotten conflict.

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Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 9012

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