Devins & Bolton, Vegetable Worm Pastilles

Date 1867
Metal copper
Shape round
Weight
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Marks
Medallist unknown
Rarity Very rare

 

Obverse: circular legend: Devins & Bolton Druggists Montreal in the center use /Devins’/vegetable/ Worm/Pastilles/July 1st/1867

Reverse: Dominion of Canada Province of Quebec

Advertising token issued by Devins & Bolton, a firm of Montreal druggists. The token was struck in Birmingham, England. Most of the issue of 8,000 specimens was seized by the Canadian customs and destroyed, due to the close resemblance with the Canadian cent.

Reference & Photo : www.coinsandcanada.com, National Currency Collection, Bank of Canada