Great Britain - 1813
Essequebo & Demarary

½ Stiver
Obverse - Great Britain - 1/2 Stiver - 1813 Reverse - Great Britain - 1/2 Stiver - 1813
Obverse - George III laureated, facing right.
Legend, GEORGIUS III. D.G. REX .
Reverse - Within an open wreath and below an imperial crown: HALF STIVER
Legend, COLONIES OF ESSEQUEBO & DEMARARY TOKEN
Exergue, 1813
Size, 28 mm.
 
One definition of an English penny during this period was a coin that contained one full ounce of copper. This token has a different denomination but is the same size as an English half-penny of the time. These colonies included present day Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana and parts of Brazil and Venezuela.

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