This perforated American half dime was recovered in 2006 by ASI from the surface of the Lemery site in Milton, Ontario during a Stage 2 assessment. It is included among several other diagnostic artifacts like earthenware and porcelain sherds which help determine that the portion of the site where they were discovered dates to the mid-nineteenth century. The area is associated with the homestead of Alex Lemery, a tenant of Andrew Biggar, who farmed the site between 1843 and 1848. Pierced silver coins were often worn as protective charms by 18th or 19th century Blacks.


  • Title: U.S. half-dime
  • Date Created: 1829
  • Location: Milton, Ontario
  • Type: Money
  • Rights: Brad Phillips, Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • Medium: Silver

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