NOVA SCOTIA 1 penny 1843


NOVA SCOTIA, 1 penny, 1843, copper, KM4, F

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Nova Scotia is one of the three Maritime Provinces of Canada. It was the home of the Micmac people. The French colony of Acadia was founded in 1605. The British and French fought over it. Britain definitively won in 1763, when the British expelled the French, many of whom went to Louisiana. It was one of the founding members of the Confederation that became modern Canada.

The North America category: the big three, the Central American nations, and a bunch of island nations and other political entities in the Caribbean Sea. Greenland we’re putting with Europe. By that criterion we should put Martinique and Aruba with Europe too, but we’re not. I’m not even sure why. Doesn’t matter anyway. Almost all of you are searching for modern coins by country, not by region.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.