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1835-1838 Canada 1 Sou Montréal Token coin pendant bouquet rosebuds shamrocks Canadian province Vancouver Ottawa Toronto Ville-Marie n003089

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Canadian provinces (Lower Canada) 1835-1838 Canada 1 Sou Montréal Token FEATURING front: Bouquet of rosebuds, wheat, shamrocks Lettering: : AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE : BAS - CANADA back lettering: TOKEN UN SOU MONTREAL This token was minted back in 1835, before Canada became a federation. The government did not supply enough coinage to support commerce, so the banks filled the gap with small denomination pieces like this one. They were struck during the rebellion of Robert Nelson and Louis-Joseph Papineau against the British. The reverse depicts the denomination as "Un Sous", surrounded by a laurel wreath and the legend "Bank Token Montreal". The flowers and leaves used on the obverse represented the immigrant peoples of Lower Canada, the shamrock representing Ireland, the rose for England, the thistles a symbol for Scotland, and the wheat representing the staple crop of Quebec. • quantity 1 • demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper coin • diameter: 7 mm • weight: 8 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords} 22" black cotton necklace 24” brass ball chain {lightweight 5 g} 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} ****If you need a shorter length black necklace please message me****

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