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Info Quebec Militia Button, Coin

 
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 Posted 05/27/2021  2:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Oldrelics57 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All, New to the forum. Looking for info on A Quebec Militia button then used as a coin in the early 1800's. I know there is a Montreal button also. Any history, info or articles on this would be great. Picture is below. Thanks
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 Posted 05/27/2021  4:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 05/27/2021  6:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a brief article on the Coins and Canada site that mentions the Montreal British Militia buttons and I would suspect that the other militia buttons of the area were treated the same.
Your picture looks to be the same pic of the example for sale at Heritage, is it?
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 Posted 05/27/2021  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldrelics57 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, It is the same, I'm the one who bought it, from the Partrick collection at Heritage. also have a nice Montreal also.
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 Posted 05/27/2021  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool, anxious to learn here as well.



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 Posted 05/27/2021  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Check 1960NYGiants's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1960NYGiants to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on your purchase. It is catalogued as MB-4 in The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Colonial Tokens, 10th edition, 2020, page 216 as RARE, no pricing.

Quote: "In Montreal, between 1830 and 1870, buttons from the Montreal British Militia, Quebec Militia and the Montreal Fire Brigade were flattened and circulated as tokens. Other British Regiment's buttons suffered the same fate."
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 Posted 05/27/2021  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is the composition of these buttons?
What is the Breton or Courteau number?
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 05/27/2021  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Check 1960NYGiants's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1960NYGiants to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper or brass. No Breton or Courteau #'s noted in the catalogue. The Montreal British Militia has a McL XXV ref #, which I believe is McLachlan but I have no other references to confirm.
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 Posted 05/27/2021  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldrelics57 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info
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If I could get a photo of the page from the Carlton book , I sure would appreciate it.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
McLachlan says of these buttons,

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Although specimens of the above are occasionally met with in circulation, they are simply buttons, hastily struck for the raw levies that were raised for the defence of Canada during the war of 1812. On the termination of the war these buttons were divested of their shanks and circulated as change among a people accepting anything as money that had the proper shape and size.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 05/30/2021  08:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hounddog Bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great piece of history, what was the value assigned to these?

Cheers, Bill
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"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 05/30/2021  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like they went by size the Montreal British Militia button was the size of a British 1/2 penny.
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