2016 CHARLTON STANDARD CATALOGUE CANADIAN COLONIAL TOKENS 9TH EDITION
The ninth edition of the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Colonial Tokens is now available from coin dealers, bookstores or the Charlton Press. Token issues which entered circulation in Canada up to Confederation in 1867 will be found in this catalogue.
In colonial times there was a chronic shortage of coinage to support commerce. Provincial governments, chartered banks, merchants and tippling blacksmiths all contributed to a vast array of tokens which circulated in the absence of official coinage. Tokens are described in detail, with composition, weight, diameter, die axis, edge and date of issue information. Enlarged illustrations assist the collector in assigning the catalogue number to each token. In the case of particularly complicated issues, flow charts will easily guide the user to the correct identification. The Charlton numbering system is cross referenced to earlier systems devised by Breton, Courteau, Lees. Le Roux, McLachlan, Wood and Willey. Batty, Breton and LeRoux rarity numbers are also included.
Interest in Canadian Colonial Tokens is expanding rapidly. Auction sales are realizing record prices. An Owen Montreal Ropery token sold for over $66,000. Canadian Dollars. A price which would not have been dreamt of ten years ago.