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Calgary Coin offers a selection of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island coins sale on the internet and in my store here in Calgary. I usually have many dates available, often in a variety of grades and prices for collectors at all levels. Most are priced at a discount from the Canadian Coin News trend sheet price guide.

I normally do not provide images my coins as I have thousands of coins, sometimes multiples of the same coin. Imaging even a tiny percent of them would be impossible and putting that many images on my web pages would make them difficult to download, plus for inexpensive coins the value to the time to create the images would far exceed the value of the coins. I grade conservatively, describing any significant defects, including minor ones many dealers would not mention. If you ever receive a coin from me you are not satisfied with, please feel free to return it for a full refund.

For those unfamiliar with the grade (quality) descriptions preceding each price, they are discussed on my Canadian Coin Introduction Page.

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NEWFOUNDLAND

SHORTCUTS TO SECTIONS

NFLD 1 cent  |  NFLD 5 cent  |  NFLD 10 cent
NFLD 20 & 25 cents  |  NFLD 50 cents  |  NFLD $2.00 gold
Nova Scotia  |  New Brunswick  |  PEI

Newfoundland made the decision to introduce its own decimal coinage in 1863. A specimen pattern cent was struck in 1864 but the first coins issued for circulation were the 1, 5, 10, 20 cent and $2.00 gold of 1865. The first 50 cent coins were issued in 1870. The denominations and weights were based on 100 cents equal to a Spanish 8 real. Until 1913 all Newfoundland coins were struck in England either at the Royal mint in London being without a mint mark, or at the Heaton mint in Birmingham marked with an H mint mark. From 1914 to 1916 no New founding coins were struck. Between 1917 and 1938 most were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa marked with a small C but a few dates were struck at the Royal mint in London without mint mark. From 1940 to 1947 all Newfoundland coins were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa although not all have the C mint mark.

This is a closed series of coins, meaning no more types or dates are being struck. Most NFLD coins have relatively low mintages yet are is fairly easy and relatively inexpensive in average circulated condition and a complete set of Newfoundland coins in average circulated condition is not difficult to assemble, with the 1880 $2.00 gold, 1873 5 cent and 1946 C 5 cent the three most difficult. What is challenging is assembling a set in mint state as some of the Victorian coins, especially the scarcer 50 cents are nearly impossible to find above AU-55 and high grade coins can be expensive.

The last Newfoundland coins were 1, 5 and 10 cent coins struck in 1947, a year before Newfoundland entered Canadian Confederation as Canada's 10th Province in 1949 at which time Canadian coins were used. As most Newfoundland coins did not circulate much past 1949 those newer dates saw limited circulation and are normally see today in high quality.



NEWFOUNDLAND CENTS

The Newfoundland Victorian large cents begin in 1865 for circulation, although patterns exist for 1864. Only 1865, 1872 H, 1873, 1876 H, 1880, 1885, 1888, 1890, 1894 and 1896 were issued, all 25.53 mm and 5.67 grams of 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc. 1872 was struck to coinage axis while all other have medal axis.

Some years have narrow and wide date varieties not listed in some standard references, but I will describe them when I notice them.

Victoria large Cents

1865 CENT

  1. 1865 ................................... AU-50     SOLD

1872 CENT

1872 is the only date of Newfoundland large cent struck with coinage axis. Years ago a hoard known as the Paramount Hoard, contained a number of high grade examples with good red lustre, making this the only date readily available that nice.

  1. 1872 H ................................... G-6   $ 4.50
  2. 1872 H .................................. VG-8   $ 5.00
  3. 1872 H ................................. VG-10   $ 5.50
  4. 1872 H ....................... scratches AU-55   $48.00

1873 CENT

  1. 1873 .................................... F-12   $10.00

1876 CENT

  1. 1876 H .................................. F-15   $17.00
  2. 1876 H ............................ ICCS AU-55  $330.00

1880 CENT

There are three varieties of the Newfoundland 1880 cent, defined by the O is oval (narrow) or round (wide), and for the round (wide) O if the O is level as the other digits (even date) or lower. The round 0 even date is the most common, followed by the round O low date, with the oval (narrow) 0 the rarest variety of all Newfoundland 1 cents.

  1. 1880 round 0, low 0 ............ scratch XF-40   $72.00
     
  2. 1880 round 0, even date ........ scratches G-4   $ 2.00
  3. 1880 round 0, even date .................. G-6   $ 4.00
  4. 1880 round 0, even date ........... ICCS XF-40   $32.00
  5. 1880 round 0, even date . PCGS 9548507 MS-63RB  $900.00
     
  6. 1880 oval O ........................ ICCS F-15  $420.00
  7. 1880 oval O ....................... ICCS VF-20  $550.00

1885 CENT

With a mintage of only about 40 thousand pieces, 1885 is the scarcest date of Newfoundland cents.

  1. 1885 .. bent and marks ............... damaged   $ 5.00
  2. 1885 .. very low quality ......... bent Fair-2   $ 5.00
  3. 1885 ................................... XF-45  $330.00
  4. 1885 .............................. ICCS AU-55  $615.00

NFLD 1888 CENT

With a mintage of about 50 thousand, the 1888 is the second scarcest date of Newfoundland Cent.

  1. 1888 .............................. rough VG-8   $12.00
  2. 1888 .............................. marks VG-8   $28.00
  3. 1888 ............................... ICCS F-15   $85.00
  4. 1888 ................................... VF-30  $175.00
  5. 1888 ....................... light marks XF-40  $160.00
  6. 1888 .............................. ICCS XF-40  $260.00
  7. 1888 ................................... XF-45  $395.00
  8. 1888 ................................... AU-50  $600.00

1890 CENT

  1. 1890 ................................... VG-10   $ 5.25
  2. 1890 .......................... rim nick VF-20   $14.50
  3. 1890 ..................... PCGS 08511600 XF-45  $110.00
  4. 1890 ................................... AU-55  $230.00
  5. 1890 .............................. ICCS AU-55  $230.00

1894 CENT

  1. 1894 .......................... rim nicks F-12   $ 5.00
  2. 1894 ................................... VF-30   $40.00
  3. 1894 ................................... XF-45   $85.00
  4. 1894 ........................... cleaned AU-50   $69.50
  5. 1894 .............................. ICCS AU-55  $215.00
  6. 1894 ......... trace red .......... ICCS AU-55  $235.00

1896 CENT

  1. 1896 .................................... VG-8   $ 5.00
  2. 1896 .............................. ICCS AU-55  $120.00


EDWARD VII LARGE CENTS

Under Edward VII Newfoundland large cents were struck only in 1904 at Heaton mint with the H mint mark, plus 1907 and 1909 at the Royal mint in London without mint mark. All are medal axis and 25.53 mm, 5.67 grams or 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc. All are fairly common in grades below AU-50.

NFLD 1904 H CENT

With a mintage of about 100,000, 1904 is the third scarcest date of Newfoundland 1 cent but is not difficult to find in average circulated condition.

  1. 1904 H .................................. VG-8   $ 9.00
  2. 1904 H ........................... marks VG-10   $ 5.50
  3. 1904 H ................................. XF-40   $65.00
  4. 1904 H ............................ ICCS AU-50  $160.00

1907 CENT

  1. 1907 .................................... F-12   $ 5.50
  2. 1907 ......................... scratches VF-20   $ 8.00
  3. 1907 .................... small rim nick XF-40   $32.00

1909 CENT

  1. 1909 .................................... VG-8   $ 4.00
  2. 1909 .................................... F-12   $ 5.00
  3. 1909 .................................... F-15   $ 6.50


George V Large Cents

Newfoundland large cents were struck under George V until 1936 but only in 1913, 1917 C, 1919 C, 1920 C, 1929 and 1936. All are medal axis and 5.67 grams. Those struck at London without mint mark, 1913, 1929 and 1936 are all 25.53 mm. Those struck at the Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa with a C mint mark, 1917, 1919 and 1920, are slightly smaller at 25.40 mm. From 1913 to 1920 at both mints the alloy was 95% copper, 5% tine and 1% zinc, then in 1929 and 1936 the alloy was 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc.

1913 CENT

  1. 1913 ................................... VF-20   $ 4.00
  2. 1913 ................. cleaned and toned XF-40   $ 5.50

1917 CENT

  1. 1917 C ................. large scratches VG-10   $ 1.00
  2. 1917 C .......................... cleaned F-15   $ 1.25
  3. 1917 C ................................. XF-40   $ 7.25
  4. 1917 C .............. ICCS red and brown MS-64  $525.00

1919 CENT

  1. 1919 C .................. ICCS trace red MS-60  $200.00

1920 CENT

  1. 1920 C ........................... spots VF-20   $ 5.00
  2. 1920 C ................................. VF-20   $ 5.50
  3. 1920 C ............................ ICCS AU-50   $80.00

1929 CENT

  1. 1929 ................................... VF-30   $ 5.00

1936 CENT

  1. 1936 ................................... VF-30   $ 4.50
  2. 1936 ................................... AU-50   $16.00
  3. 1936 ...................... ICCS cleaned AU-55   $ 8.00
  4. 1936 ........................ ICCS brown MS-60   $40.00
  5. 1936 ............... ICCS lustrous brown MS-62   $52.00
  6. 1936 ....................... subdued red MS-63   $80.00


George VI Small Cents

Newfoundland adopted the small cent in 1938 thru 1947, striking at the same standard as Canadian 1 cents with medal axis at 19.04 mm, 3.24 grams of 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc,. 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1947 were struck with the 1938 at the Royal Mint in London without a mint mark and all other at the Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa although the 1940 and 1942 are missing the C mint mark, likely an unintentional omission.

NFLD 1938 CENT

  1. 1938 ................................... VF-30   $ 2.75
  2. 1938 ............. spotty ..... ICCS Red MS-63   $60.00
  3. 1938 .......................... ICCS Red MS-64  $160.00

1940 CENT

Although there is no C mint mark, these were struck in Canada. Some 1940 NFLD one cents have distinct doubling of the date and are known as the re-engraved (or RE) date variety, The doubling is noticeable along the bottom of all digits but most strongest on the 4.

  1. 1940 ................................... VF-20   $ 5.00
  2. 1940 ................................... XF-40   $12.00
     
  3. 1940 re-engraved date .................. XF-40     SOLD

1941 CENT

Some examples of the 1941 NFLD one cents have some doubling of the date and are referred to as Double Date but it is not as distinct as on the 1940 re-engraved example but is strongest at the bottom of the second 1.

  1. 1941 C ................................. VF-20   $ 1.00
  2. 1941 C ................................. XF-40   $ 3.00
  3. 1941 C ................................. XF-45   $ 5.00
  4. 1941 C ................... trace cleaned AU-50   $ 6.00
  5. 1941 C ...................... discolored AU-50   $ 6.00
  6. 1941 C ................................. AU-50   $ 8.00
     
  7. 1941 C re-engraved date ........... ICCS XF-40     SOLD

1942 CENT

As with the 1940, there is no C mint mark in 1942 but these were struck in Canada.

  1. 1942 ................................... VF-20   $ 1.00
  2. 1942 ................................... VF-30   $ 2.00
  3. 1942 ............................. marks XF-40   $ 2.00
  4. 1942 ................................... XF-40   $ 3.00
  5. 1942 ................................... XF-45   $ 5.00
  6. 1942 ................................... AU-50   $12.00
  7. 1942 ........... small obverse die break AU-50   $12.00

1943 CENT

  1. 1943 C ................................. VF-30   $ 2.00
  2. 1943 C ....................... trace red MS-62   $32.00

1944 CENT

  1. 1944 C ................................. VF-20   $ 8.00
  2. 1944 C .................. ICCS corrosion XF-40   $ 8.00
  3. 1944 C ................................. AU-55  $185.00

1947 CENT

  1. 1947 C .................................. F-15   $ 3.00
  2. 1947 C ................................. VF-20   $ 5.00
  3. 1947 C ................................. XF-40   $16.00


NEWFOUNDLAND FIVE CENTS

Newfoundland struck small silver 5 cents from 1865 through 1947. All dates 1896 to 1904 were struck to coinage axis, then from 1908 to 1947 have medal axis. All are of a silver copper alloy.

1865 - 1912 - 15.49 mm, 1.18 grams, 92.5% Silver
1917 - 1919 - 15.49 mm, 1.17 grams, 92.5% Silver
1929 - 1938 - 15.69 mm, 1.17 grams, 92.5% silver
1940 - 1944 - 15.49 mm, 1.17 grams, 92.5% silver
1945 - 1947 - 15.49 mm, 1.17 grams, 80.0% silver

Victoria Fine Cents

NFLD 1865 5 CENT

The 1865 5 cent had a mintage of about 80,000, the highest in this series until the 1890's. Struck with obverse 1 with three dots in a triangle following REC. Circulation strikes have a reeded edge but plain edged specimen strikes exist but are rare.

  1. 1865 obv. 1 .............. slightly rough F-12     SOLD

1870 5 CENT

Only Obverse 1. The 1870 Newfoundland also exists with plain edge specimen strikes.

  1. 1870 obv. 1 ..................... scratch VG-8     SOLD

1872 H 5 CENT

1872 saw the introduction of Obverse 2 with only two dots following REG.

  1. 1872 H ............................. ICCS VG-8     SOLD

1873 5 CENT

1873 can be found with either obverse 1 or 2. Neither is common but those with obverse 1 are scarcer.

  1. 1873, obv. 2 ........................... VF-20     SOLD

1873 H 5 CENT

1873 H (Heaton mint) is found only with Obverse 2 and is the rarest of the 1873 types.

  1. 1873 H ................... weak areas ICCS G-6     SOLD

1876 H 5 CENT

From 1876 to 1881 only Obverse 2 was used.

  1. 1876 H .................................. F-15     SOLD

1880 5 CENT

  1. 1880 .............. slightly bent, VG-8/Fair-2   $ 8.00

1881 5 CENT

  1. 1881 .......................... corrosion F-12   $40.00

1882 H 5 CENT

1882 saw the introduction of Obverse 3 with three dots following REG but the gap between the first 2 and the 3rd is wider than on obverse 1. This should not cause any confusion because obverse 1 was not used after 1873.

  1. 1882 H .................................. F-15     SOLD

1885 5 CENT

In 1885 only obverse 2 was used.

  1. 1885 H ............................. ICCS F-15  $550.00

1888 5 CENT

In 1888 both obverse 2 and 3 were used but the obverse 2 is rare.

  1. 1888 Obverse 2 ................. ICCS bent G-6     SOLD

1890 5 CENT

In 1890 only obverse 3 was used. Mintages were dramatically increased.

  1. 1890 ..................................... G-6     SOLD

1894 5 CENT

  1. 1894 ...................... small scratch F-12   $16.00

1896 5 CENT

At about 400,000 the mintage of this date is the highest of all Newfoundland Victorian 5 cents, but while common in lower grades these are not easy to find in mint state.

  1. 1896 ........................ slight marks G-6   $ 5.00
  2. 1896 ............................. damged VG-8   $ 3.00
  3. 1896 ................................... VF-20   $28.00


Edward VII Five Cents

  1. 1903 ................................ mark G-4     SOLD
     
  2. 1904 H .................... PCGS 9276835 MS-63     SOLD
     
  3. 1908 ............................ cleaned F-12   $ 5.00
  4. 1908 .................................... F-15   $11.50
  5. 1908 ......................... scratches VF-30   $12.00
  6. 1908 ................................... VF-30   $28.00


George V 5 Cents

  1. 1912 .............................. marks VG-8   $ 2.50
  2. 1912 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
     
  3. 1917 C .................................. VG-8   $ 3.00
  4. 1917 C .................. many scratches XF-40   $ 8.00
  5. 1917 C ................................. XF-45   $48.00
  6. 1917 C ................................. AU-50  $100.00
  7. 1917 C ............................ ICCS AU-50  $100.00
     
  8. 1919 C .......................... cleaned VG-8   $ 4.00
  9. 1919 C ...... minor edge tone .......... AU-50  $400.00
     
  10. 1929 ................................... VG-10   $ 3.00
  11. 1929 .................................... F-12   $ 3.50
  12. 1929 ........................ toning spot F-15   $ 3.75
  13. 1929 .................................... F-15   $ 4.25
  14. 1929 ...................... toning spots VF-20   $ 5.00
  15. 1929 ................................... VF-20   $ 5.00
  16. 1929 ................................... VF-30   $ 9.00
  17. 1929 ......................... nice tone VF-30   $ 9.00
  18. 1929 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $60.00


George VI 5 Cents

Newfoundland George VI 5 cents were not used for that long so with significant wear as one does on earlier dates. As a result they are graded by a different standard than the earlier dates. Just below the King's crown, in front of the ear, is a small patch of hair on which the grading is based. In Fine that patch will be worn fairly smooth, in VF you will see about half of it, in XF 90%, and AU and higher it will be complete and sharp. I don't mention VG because these are seldom worn to that degree (even Fines are uncommon). Most people will need magnification to see the difference and without magnification a Fine looks nearly as nice as an XF but without as much lustre.

NFLD 1938 5 CENT

  1. 1938 ................................... VF-30   $ 5.50

1940 5 CENT

  1. 1940 C ................................. VF-20   $ 4.00
  2. 1940 C ........................... marks VF-30   $ 3.50
  3. 1940 C ................................. VF-30   $ 5.50
  4. 1940 C ................................. MS-60  $120.00
     
  5. 1940 C Re punch 0 .. slight tone .. ICCS AU-50   $52.50

1941 5 CENT

  1. 1941 C .................................. F-15   $ 2.50
  2. 1941 C ................................. VF-20   $ 3.00
  3. 1941 C ............................ tone VF-20   $ 3.00
  4. 1941 C ................................. VF-30   $ 4.00
  5. 1941 C ..................... minor marks XF-40   $ 4.00
  6. 1941 C ................................. XF-40   $ 5.00
  7. 1941 C ........................... toned XF-40   $ 5.00
  8. 1941 C ................................. XF-45   $ 6.00
  9. 1941 C ........................... toned XF-45   $ 6.00
  10. 1941 C ................................. AU-50   $ 8.00
  11. 1941 C ................................. AU-55   $14.00
  12. 1941 C ........................... toned AU-55   $14.00

1942 5 CENT

  1. 1942 C .................................. F-12   $ 2.00
  2. 1942 C ................................. VF-20   $ 3.00
  3. 1942 C ...................... light tone VF-20   $ 3.00
  4. 1942 C ................ minor dark spots VF-30   $ 4.50
  5. 1942 C ................................. XF-40   $ 5.00

1943 5 CENT

  1. 1943 C ................................. VF-30   $ 4.50
  2. 1943 C ................................. XF-40   $ 5.00
  3. 1943 C ........................... toned XF-40   $ 5.00
  4. 1943 C ....................... hairlines XF-45   $ 5.00
  5. 1943 C .................. slightly toned XF-45   $ 7.50
  6. 1943 C ................................. XF-45   $ 7.50
  7. 1943 C ................................. AU-50   $ 9.50
  8. 1943 C ................................. AU-55   $15.00
  9. 1943 C ................................. MS-62   $28.00

1944 5 CENT

  1. 1944 C ................................. XF-40   $ 8.00
  2. 1944 C ........................... toned XF-40   $ 8.00
  3. 1944 C ...................... toned ICCS XF-40   $24.00
  4. 1944 C ................................. AU-55   $40.00

1945 5 CENT

  1. 1945 C ................................. VF-20   $ 3.00
  2. 1945 C ...................... light tone VF-30   $ 4.00
  3. 1945 C ................................. VF-30   $ 4.00
  4. 1945 C ................................. XF-40   $ 5.00
  5. 1945 C ........................... toned XF-40   $ 5.00
  6. 1945 C ......................... scratch XF-45   $ 4.00
  7. 1945 C ................................. XF-45   $ 6.00
  8. 1945 C ....................... hairlines AU-50   $ 5.00
  9. 1945 C ................................. AU-50   $ 8.00
  10. 1945 C ................ irridescent tone AU-50   $ 8.00

1946 5 CENT

Just over 2,000 Newfoundland 5 cents were struck for 1946, making these one of the rarest of Newfoundland coins and somewhat under rated considering they re less expensive than Canada 1948 dollars but about nine times scarcer. I seldom have one available and am always looking to buy examples of this date.

  1. 1946 C ............................ ICCS XF-40     SOLD
     

1947 5 CENT

  1. 1947 C ................................. VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1947 C ................................. VF-30   $11.50
  3. 1947 C ................................. XF-40   $16.00
  4. 1947 C ........................... toned AU-50   $45.00
  5. 1947 C ................... lightly toned MS-64  $320.00


NEWFOUNDLAND TEN CENTS

Newfoundland struck 10 cent coins from 1865 until 1947, although not in all years. From 1865 to 1896 these are 17.98 mm and 2.36 grams, 1903 to 1912 they are 17.96 mm and 2.36 grams. 1917 is 18.03 mm and 2.36 grams. 1919 to 1947 are 18.03 mm and 2.33 grams. From 1865 to 1944 they are 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper (sterling silver) then this was reduced to 80% silver and 20% copper from 1945 to 1947. These were struck at three different mints, with those without a mint mark at Royal Mint in London England, those with an "H" mint mark at Ralph Heaton mint in England, and those with a "C" mint mark at the Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa (with one in 1940 which does not have mint mark but was struck at the Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa). From 1865 to 1904 the die axis is coins, then from 1912 to 1947 it is medal.

The great rarity in these series is the 1871 H which has a Newfoundland 10 cent obverse die but which was struck with a Canadian 10 cent die. This "mule error" mix up occurred at the Ralph Heaton mint and as no 1871 H regular Newfoundland 10 cents were struck, but it is the commonest date of Canadian 10 cent during that period, it is likely the mint thought they were striking Canadian 10 cents where the mix up occurred, but since they say Newfoundland on them, they are considered part of the Newfoundland series.



Victoria Ten Cents

  1. 1865 ............................... ICCS F-12   $90.00
  2. 1865 .................................... F-15  $130.00
  3. 1865 ................ light obverse tone VF-30  $250.00
     
  4. 1870 . I grade VG-8/G-4, ICCS weak strike VG-8  $420.00
     
  5. 1872 H ................................... G-4   $16.00
  6. 1872 H ................................... G-6   $24.00
  7. 1872 H ........................ scratches VG-8   $20.00
  8. 1872 H .......................... scratch VG-8   $24.00
  9. 1872 H .................. slightly rough VG-10   $20.00
  10. 1872 H ................................. VG-10   $40.00
     
  11. 1873 OBVERSE 2 ........................... G-4   480.00
  12. 1873 OBVERSE 2 ..................... ICCS F-12  $200.00
  13. 1873 OBVERSE 2 .......................... F-12  $200.00
  14. 1873 OBVERSE 2 .. nice even mid tone CCCS F-15  $300.00
  15. 1873 OBVERSE 2 ......................... VF-30  $685.00
     
  16. 1876 H .................................. F-15     SOLD
     
  17. 1880 H .................................. aG-3   $20.00
     
  18. 1882 H .. 2nd finest ICCS.......... ICCS XF-45 $1250.00
     
  19. 1885 rare this nice, ICCS tied #3 . ICCS XF-40     SOLD
     
  20. 1888 ..................................... G-6   $48.00
  21. 1888 .................................... F-12  $100.00
  22. 1888 ........................ light marks F-15  $127.50
  23. 1888 .................................... F-15  $180.00
  24. 1888 ................................... VF-20  $280.00
  25. 1888 ................................... VF-30  $560.00
     
  26. 1890 OBVERSE 3 ........ edge slightly bent G-6   $ 4.00
  27. 1890 OBVERSE 3 ........................... G-6   $10.50
  28. 1890 OBVERSE 3 .......................... VG-8   $14.50
  29. 1890 OBVERSE 3 ......... slight scratches F-12   $16.00
  30. 1890 OBVERSE 3 .......................... F-12   $24.00
     
  31. 1894 OBVERSE 3 ........................... G-4   $ 6.50
  32. 1894 OBVERSE 3 ........................... G-6   $ 9.50
  33. 1894 OBVERSE 3 .......................... F-12   $20.00
     
  34. 1896 ..................................... G-6   $ 7.25
  35. 1896 ............................ scratch VG-8   $ 8.00
  36. 1896 .................................... VG-8   $ 9.50
  37. 1896 ........................... scratch VG-10   $ 8.00
  38. 1896 ................................... VG-10   $12.75
  39. 1896 .................................... F-12   $16.00
  40. 1896 ............................ scratch F-15   $16.00
  41. 1896 .................................... F-15   $24.00
  42. 1896 ................................... VF-20   $32.00
  43. 1896 ........................... cleaned VF-30   $12.00
  44. 1896 ......................... mid toned VF-30   $64.50


Edward VII 10 Cents

  1. 1903 ................................ mark G-6   $ 5.00
  2. 1903 ..................................... G-6   $ 7.25
     
  3. 1904 H ................................... G-4   $ 4.00


George V 10 cents

  1. 1912 C .................................. VG-8   $ 4.00
  2. 1912 C ................................. VF-20   $12.00
     
  3. 1917 C ................................... G-6   $ 3.00
  4. 1917 C .................................. VG-8   $ 4.00
  5. 1917 C .................................. F-12   $ 5.00
  6. 1917 C ................................. VF-30   $24.00
  7. 1917 C ..................... light toned XF-45   $80.00
  8. 1917 C ................................. AU-55  $275.00
     
  9. 1919 C ................................... G-6   $ 4.25


George VI Ten Cents

Newfoundland George VI 10, like the 5 cents, are also graded by a different standard than the earlier dates, with the same criteria as the 5 cents. Just below the King's crown, in front of the ear, is a small patch of hair on which the grading is based. In Fine that patch will be worn fairly smooth, in VF you will see about half of it, in XF 90%, and AU and higher it will be complete and sharp. In VG one begins to see more sear to the crown band and they are the same size and weight as a Canadian 10 cents there continued to circulated for a while after Newfoundland joined Canada and so one does occasionally see them in VG and Fine.

  1. 1938 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  2. 1938 .................................... F-12   $ 5.00
  3. 1938 .......................... nice tone F-12   $ 5.00
     
  4. 1940 .................................... F-12   $ 3.50
  5. 1940 .................................... F-15   $ 4.25
  6. 1940 ..................... tiny rim nick XF-45   $12.00
     
  7. 1941 C .................................. F-12   $ 3.00
  8. 1941 C .................................. F-15   $ 3.25
  9. 1941 C ................................. VF-20   $ 3.50
  10. 1941 C ................................. VF-30   $ 5.00
  11. 1941 C ............................ mark XF-40   $ 5.00
  12. 1941 C ................................. XF-40   $ 6.50
  13. 1941 C ................................. XF-45   $11.00
  14. 1941 C ................................. AU-50   $16.00
  15. 1941 C ................................. MS-63  $107.50
     
  16. 1942 C .................................. F-15   $ 3.25
  17. 1942 C ................................. VF-20   $ 3.50
  18. 1942 C ................................. VF-30   $ 5.00
  19. 1942 C ........................... toned VF-30   $ 5.00
     
  20. 1943 C ................................. VF-30   $ 5.25
  21. 1943 C ... light scratches but nice tone XF-40   $ 5.00
  22. 1943 C ................................. AU-50   $28.00
     
  23. 1944 C .................................. F-12   $ 4.00
  24. 1944 C .................................. F-15   $ 6.50
  25. 1944 C ................................. VF-20   $10.00
     
  26. 1945 C ................................. VF-20   $ 3.50
     
  27. 1946 C ................................. VF-20   $8.000
     
  28. 1947 C .................................. F-12   $ 4.00
  29. 1947 C .................................. F-15   $ 5.00
  30. 1947 C ................................. VF-20   $ 6.50


NEWFOUNDLAND TWENTY CENTS

The Newfoundland 20 cent coins were introduced in 1865 and struck until 1912, although there are many years which were not struck. The standard was 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, 23.19 mm diameter, weighing 4.71 grams. The die axis was coinage from 1865 to 1900, then medal axis in 1904 and 1912. It should be noted that they are approximately 20% lower weight than a Canadian 25 cent of the same period, proportional to the 20% lower denomination. Those with the H mint mark were struck at the Heaton mint in Birmingham, and all others were struck at the Royal mint in London.

Victoria 20 Cents

  1. 1865 ................................ G-6/aG-3   $12.00
  2. 1865 ............................ scratch F-12   $28.00
     
  3. 1870 .................................... F-12     SOLD
     
  4. 1872 H ................................... G-6   $12.50
  5. 1872 H ........................... scuffs VG-8   $12.00
  6. 1872 H .................................. VG-8   $16.00
  7. 1872 H ..................... light marks VG-10   $17.50
  8. 1872 H ................................. VG-10   $22.00
  9. 1872 H .................................. F-15   $45.00
  10. 1872 H ............................ ICCS VF-30  $115.00
     
  11. 1873 ..................................... G-6   $24.00
  12. 1873 ............................ cleaned VG-8   $20.00
  13. 1873 ............................... ICCS F-15  $142.50
  14. 1873 ................. light marks, ICCS VF-30  $320.00
  15. 1873 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $400.00
  16. 1873 .............................. ICCS XF-40  $720.00
     
  17. 1876 H ................................. VF-30  $255.00
     
  18. 1880 .................................... F-12     SOLD
     
  19. 1881 ..................................... G-6   $14.50
     
  20. 1882 H .......................... rim bump G-6   $ 9.00
  21. 1882 H ................................... G-6   $11.75
  22. 1882 H .................... light scratch VG-8   $11.50
  23. 1882 H .................................. VG-8   $17.50
  24. 1882 H .................................. F-12   $24.00
  25. 1882 H ............................ ICCS XF-45  $440.00
     
  26. 1885 .................................... VG-8   $24.00
  27. 1885 ........................ small spots F-12   $48.00
  28. 1885 .............................. ICCS VF-20  $120.00
  29. 1885 ................................... VF-30  $240.00
     
  30. 1888 ............................... mark VG-8   $12.00
  31. 1888 ................... light scratches VG-10   $16.00
  32. 1888 ........................ minor mark VG-10   $17.75
  33. 1888 ................................... VG-10   $25.00
  34. 1888 ............................... ICCS F-15   $50.00
  35. 1888 ................ very minor scratch VF-20   $48.00
     
  36. 1890 .................................... VG-8   $14.50
  37. 1890 ................................... VG-10   $19.50
  38. 1890 ............................ scratch F-12   $16.00
  39. 1890 .................................... F-12   $24.00
  40. 1890 .................................... F-15   $45.00
  41. 1890 .......................... nice tone F-15   $45.00
  42. 1890 ................................... VF-20   $69.50
  43. 1890 .............................. ICCS VF-20   $69.50
  44. 1890 ............. ICCS XF-40 but really VF-20   $69.50
  45. 1890 ................................... VF-30  $135.00
  46. 1890 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $135.50
  47. 1890 .............................. ICCS XF-40  $280.00
     
  48. 1891 ........................ minor marks F-12     SOLD
     
  49. 1894 obverse 1 .......................... VG-8   $14.50
  50. 1894 obverse 1 ................. cleaned VG-10   $12.00
  51. 1894 obverse 1 ......................... VG-10   $19.50
  52. 1894 obverse 1 .......................... F-12   $24.00
  53. 1894 obverse 1 ......................... VF-30  $125.00
  54. 1894 obverse 1 ......................... XF-40  $240.00
  55. 1894 obverse 1 .... rare this nice, ICCS XF-45  $400.00
     
  56. 1894 obverse 2 .......................... VG-8   $19.50
  57. 1894 obverse 2 ................. scratch VG-10   $16.00
  58. 1894 obverse 2 ......................... VG-10   $26.50
  59. 1894 obverse 2 .......................... F-12   $32.00
  60. 1894 obverse 2 ..................... ICCS F-12   $32.00
  61. 1894 obverse 2 .......................... F-15   $48.00
  62. 1894 obverse 2 ......................... VF-20   $65.00
     
  63. 1896 small 96 ..................... toned F-15   $30.00
  64. 1896 small 96 .................... toned VF-20   $40.00
  65. 1896 small 96 .......................... VF-30  $100.00
     
  66. 1896 large 96 ........................... F-12   $24.00
     
  67. 1896 obverse 2 large 96 ................ VF-20     SOLD
     
  68. 1899 hook 9's ....................... ICG F-15  $128.50
  69. 1899 hook 9's ..................... ICCS VF-30  $350.00
     
  70. 1899 large 99 ...................... marks G-6   $ 6.50
  71. 1899 large 99 ........................... VG-8   $10.00
  72. 1899 large 99 ...................... VG-10/G-4   $ 9.75
  73. 1899 large 99 .......................... VG-10   $12.00
  74. 1899 large 99 ...................... F-12/VG-8   $12.00
  75. 1899 large 99 ........................... F-12   $14.50
  76. 1899 large 99 ................... cleaned F-15   $11.50
  77. 1899 large 99 ............. mark on cheek F-15   $16.00
  78. 1899 large 99 ........................... F-15   $20.00
  79. 1899 large 99 .......................... VF-20   $28.00
  80. 1899 large 99 ..................... ICCS VF-30   $55.00
     
  81. 1900 ................................... VG-10   $12.00
  82. 1900 ............................ cleaned F-12   $ 8.00
  83. 1900 .................. slight tone, mark F-12   $11.50
  84. 1900 .................................... F-12   $14.50
  85. 1900 .................................... F-15   $21.00
  86. 1900 .............................. toned F-15   $21.00
  87. 1900 .............................. mark VF-20   $20.00
  88. 1900 ................................... VF-20   $28.00
  89. 1900 ................................... XF-40  $120.00
  90. 1900 ............................. toned XF-40  $120.00


Edward VII 20 Cents

  1. 1904 H ............................ toned VG-8   $17.50
  2. 1904 H ................................. VG-10   $25.00
  3. 1904 H .................................. F-12   $32.00
  4. 1904 H .................... ICCS cleaned VF-30   $60.00
  5. 1904 H ............................ CCCS XF-45  $520.00


George V Twenty Cents

The only Newfoundland 20 cent of George V is 1912, struck to the same specifications as the earlier issues except for the die axis changes to medal alignment.

  1. 1912 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1912 ............................ cleaned F-12   $ 5.50
  3. 1912 .................................... F-15   $12.00
  4. 1912 ................................... VF-20   $16.00
  5. 1912 ................................... VF-30   $32.00
  6. 1912 ..................... light scratch XF-40   $48.00
  7. 1912 ..................... PCGS 06615132 MS-63  $640.00
  8. 1912 ...................... PCGS 9308286 MS-65 $2350.00


NEWFOUNDLAND TWENTY FIVE CENTS

In 1917 Newfoundland changed from the 20 cent to the 25 cent, striking them only in 1917 and 1919. Both dates were struck at the Royal Canadian mint with the C mint mark, to the same standard as Canadian 25 cents of that period at 23.62 mm, 5.83 grams of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, with medal die axis.

  1. 1917 C .................................. F-15   $ 9.00
  2. 1917 C ................................. VF-20   $10.50
  3. 1917 C ................................. VF-30   $12.75
  4. 1917 C ............................ ICCS XF-45   $32.00
  5. 1917 C ................................. MS-60  $180.00
     
  6. 1919 C ................................. VG-10   $ 7.75
  7. 1919 C .................................. F-15   $12.50
  8. 1919 C ......................... cleaned VF-20   $12.00
  9. 1919 C ................................. VF-30   $24.00
  10. 1919 C ................... scrape on 25, AU-50   $60.00
  11. 1919 C ................................. AU-55  $240.00
  12. 1919 C ......... nice tone PCGS 90037047 MS-63 $2000.00


NEWFOUND AND FIFTY CENTS

Newfoundland 50 cent coins were struck from 1870 until 1919, although not in all years. All are 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper (sterling silver). From 1897 to 1911 they are 29.85 mm and 11.78 grams. In 1917 to 1919 each 29.72 mm and 11.66 grams. As with other denomination those without a mint mark were struck at the Royal Mint in London England, with an H mint mark at Ralph Heaton mint in England, and with a "C" mint mark at the Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa. From 1870 until 1900 they are struck to coinage die axis, then from 1904 until 1919 they have medal axis.

Victoria 50 Cents

  1. 1870 .................................... F-12     SOLD
     
  2. 1872 H ................................. XF-40  $480.00
  3. 1872 H ............................ ICCS XF-40  $480.00
     
  4. 1873 ................................... VG-10   $82.50
  5. 1873 ....................... scratch ICCS F-12   $98.00
  6. 1873 .................................... F-15  $175.00
  7. 1873 .............................. ICCS VF-20  $240.00
     
  8. 1874 .............................. toned F-15  $115.00
  9. 1874 ............................... ICCS F-15  $115.00
  10. 1874 ..................... mid toned ICCS F-15  $115.00
  11. 1874 ..... weak 4 ...................... VF-20  $130.00
  12. 1874 .............................. ICCS VF-20  $160.00
  13. 1874 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $320.00
  14. 1874 ...... toning around the edges ICCS VF-30  $320.00
  15. 1874 ........ mid toning ............... XF-40  $640.00
     
  16. 1876 H . slit at bottom of holder .. ICCS F-15  $160.00
  17. 1876 H ............................. ICCS F-15  $160.00
  18. 1876 H, I am pricing this as a VF-30 as I feel
    that is the correct grade PCGS 215476508 VF-35  $440.00
     
  19. 1880 ................. reverse marks ICCS F-12   $92.50
     
  20. 1881 ................................... VG-10   $48.00
  21. 1881 ............................... CCCS F-15  $120.00
  22. 1881 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $335.00
     
  23. 1882 H .................................. F-12   $45.00
  24. 1882 H ............................ ICCS VF-20  $112.50
  25. 1882 H .................... ICCS cleaned XF-40  $345.00
  26. 1882 H ............................ ICCS XF-40  $480.00
  27. 1882 H ............................ ICCS AU-55 $1800.00
     
  28. 1885 ................................... VG-10   $60.00
  29. 1885 ......................... toned ICCS F-12   $80.00
  30. 1885 .......................... mid toned F-15  $150.00
  31. 1885 ............................... ICCS F-15  $150.00
  32. 1885 ................................... VF-20  $220.00
     
  33. 1888 ........................ light marks F-12   $72.00
  34. 1888 ...................... tiny rim nick F-12   $80.00
  35. 1888 ................................... XF-45 $2400.00
     
  36. 1890 ................................... VF-30     SOLD
     
  37. 1894 .............................. ICCS XF-40  $480.00
  38. 1894 ................................... XF-45  $925.00
     
  39. 1896 obverse 1 small W ................. VG-10     SOLD
     
  40. 1896 obverse 2 small W ............ ICCS VF-20   $80.00
     
  41. 1898 obverse 1, large W ................ VG-10   $17.00
  42. 1898 obverse 1, large W ... ICCS cleaned XF-40  $120.00
     
  43. 1898 obverse 1, small W ................ VF-20     SOLD
     
  44. 1898 obverse 2, small W ..... light mark VF-20   $48.00
  45. 1898 obverse 2, small W ................ XF-45  $400.00
     
  46. 1899 wide 9's ........................... F-15   $40.00
  47. 1899 wide 9's ..................... ICCS VF-20   $67.50
     
  48. 1899 narrow 9'S ......................... F-12   $20.00
  49. 1899 narrow 9'S ......................... F-15   $40.00
  50. 1899 narrow 9'S ........... cleaned ICCS VF-20   $48.00
  51. 1899 narrow 9'S ................... ICCS XF-45  $400.00
     
  52. 1900 .............. light brown tone ICCS F-12   $20.00
  53. 1900 .................................... F-15   $36.00
  54. 1900 ............ cleaned, reverse marks XF-40  $120.00


Edward VII 50 Cents

  1. 1904 H ................................. VF-20   $20.00
  2. 1904 H ............................ ICCS VF-30   $40.00
  3. 1904 H ........................... toned VF-30   $40.00
     
  4. 1907 .................................... F-12   $13.50
  5. 1907 ................... small edge nick VF-20   $20.00
  6. 1907 ................................... VF-20   $24.00
  7. 1907 ................................... XF-45  $135.00
     
  8. 1908 ................................... VG-10   $13.00
  9. 1908 .................................... F-15   $17.00
     
  10. 1909 .... toned but probably nicer, ICCS VF-30   $45.00
  11. 1909 .............................. ICCS VF-30   $45.00
  12. 1909 ................................... VF-30   $45.00
  13. 1909 .............................. ICCS AU-55  $235.00


George V Fifty Cents

  1. 1911 .................................... F-15   $15.00
  2. 1911 ................................... VF-20   $16.00
  3. 1911 .................... small rim bump XF-40   $36.00
  4. 1911 ............................. spots XF-40   $36.00
     
  5. 1917 C .................................. F-12   $13.00
  6. 1917 C .................................. F-15   $15.00
     
  7. 1918 C .................................. F-12   $13.50
  8. 1918 C .................................. F-15   $15.00
  9. 1918 C ........................... toned VF-30   $26.00
  10. 1918 C ................................. VF-30   $26.00
  11. 1918 C ............................ ICCS XF-45   $55.00
     
  12. 1919 C .................................. F-15   $26.00
  13. 1919 C ................................. XF-45   $67.50


$2.00 GOLD

Newfoundland struck $2.00 gold coins in 1865, 1870, 1872, 1882, 1880, 1882, 1882, 1885 and 1888, to a standard of 17.98 mm and 3.33 grams of 91.7% gold and 8.3% copper (22 K gold), with coinage die axis. 1882 was struck at the Ralph Heaton mint indicated by the H mint mark. All other years were struck at the Royal mint in London. The only rare date is 1880, but all dates are rare in MS-63 or higher.

NFLD $2.00 GOLD

Newfoundland $2.00 gold coins in grades above MS-63 are both rare, and under rated in the CCN trend sheet. At the Heritage World Coin Auction NYINC Signature Sale 3061, 7 January 2018, Lot 30178 was an 1882 H in PCGS MS-64 which sold for $4600 plus buyers premium in US funds. In 2017 sale 3054, lot 30523 another example in PCGS MS-64 went for $5500 US. This shows strong demand on these coins in high grade, far above the CCN trend sheet estimates. For more average grade examples demand is also strong with auction results often very close to, or slightly above the trend sheet prices.

  1. 1865 .............................. ICCS MS-60     SOLD


NEW BRUNSWICK

New Brunswick first issued coins in 1861 with a denomination set based on the Province of Canada issues of 1858-1859. The silver coins have the reverse designs as the Province of Canada coins other than the 20 cent with a design from a pattern originally rejected by the Province of Canada. The bronze 1/2 and 1 cents have the same designs as the Nova Scotia coins with just the name changed. The 1861 1/2 cent was minted in error due to confusion at the Royal mint as they were never ordered but were used when 200,000 of them arrived in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick token dating prior to 1861 exist in 1/2 and 1 penny denominations (not the same as 1/2 and 1 cent) and are consider pre-confederation tokens which we list on our Canadian tokens page when we have them available.

NB 1/2 CENT

  1. 1861 ................................... VF-20  $300.00

On the 1864 short 6 New Brunswick 1 cent there is a variety described in the CCN trend sheet as E/E and in Charlton (2020 edition) as a E/F, but neither illustrated or explain the variety. This variety is an E for F in the obverse inscription which normal ends of F. D. but the rare type ends with E. D. I have not yet determined if it is simply an E punched instead of an F, or an E punched over an F. I have seen one example where on the reverse the E of NEW has a small gap between the lower leg of the E and the upright, and appears to have been first punch as an F and then the lower leg was added to turn the F into an E.

NB 1 CENT

  1. 1861 ................................... VF-20   $12.00
  2. 1861 .............................. ICCS XF-40   $20.00
  3. 1861 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $55.00
     
  4. 1864 short 6 ............... light marks VF-30   $16.00
  5. 1864 short 6 ...................... ICCS XF-40   $36.00
  6. 1864 short 6 ........................... XF-45   $65.00
     
  7. 1864 tall 6 ................ hint of red MS-60  $320.00

NB 5 CENT

  1. 1862 ................ very light scratch XF-40  $500.00
     
  2. 1864 small 6 .......... minor peck marks VF-20     SOLD

NB 10 CENT

  1. 1862 ................... lightly cleaned VF-20  $215.00
  2. 1862 ................................... XF-45  $895.00
  3. 1862/2 ................... light scratch AU-50 $1600.00
     
  4. 1864 ................................... VF-30  $445.00
  5. 1864 ................................... XF-40  $600.00

NB 20 CENT

  1. 1862 .................................... F-12   $60.00
  2. 1862 ................................... VF-20  $140.00
  3. 1862 ................................... VF-30  $227.50
     
  4. 1864 ................................... VF-30  $230.00
  5. 1864 ..................... light scratch XF-40  $260.00
  6. 1864 ................................... XF-40  $340.00
  7. 1864 ............................. toned XF-45  $600.00


NOVA SCOTIA

Prior to 1861 most coins circulating in Nova Scotia were British, so when they decided to strike the first true Nova Scotia coins starting in 1861 they were made so the 1/2 cent was the size of a British farthing at 20.65 mm, 2.84 grams, and the 1 cents the size of British half pence at 25.53 mm, 5.67 grams. Both are 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc. They have the same obverse as the British coins, but the reverse designs are a central crown above the date, surrounded by a wreath with "NOVA SCOTIA" below and the denomination above.

NS 1/2 CENT

  1. 1861 .............................. ICCS XF-45   $33.50
  2. 1861 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $48.00
     
  3. 1864 .............................. ICCS MS-60     SOLD

NS 1 CENT

  1. 1861 small bud ............ cleaned areas VG-8     SOLD
     
  2. 1861 large bud ......................... AU-50   $48.00
     
  3. 1862 .................................... VG-8   $67.50
  4. 1862 ............................... ICCS F-12  $115.00
  5. 1862 .................................... F-12  $115.00
  6. 1862 ................................... VF-20  $200.00
     
  7. 1864 ..................................... G-6   $ 5.00


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

In 1871, two years before joining with the Canadian Confederation, Prince Edward Island issued 1 cent coins which are it's only independent coinage. The obverse portrait of Queen Victoria is the same as on Canadian coins of this period but with the legend "VICTORIA QUEEN 1871". The reverse shows an Island with a tall Oak Tree representing England, and three smaller trees representing PEI's three counties, with the Islands motto "PARVA SUB INGENTI" below, which is Latin for "The small under the protection of the great"

2,000,000 of these were struck at the Heaton mint in England but without the "H" mint mark one would expect. The coins were not well received and it was nearly 10 years before the government to put them all in circulation, although one should consider 2 million is a large mintage was relative to the Islands small population.

Some years ago a hoard of choice uncirculated examples were found at the Heaton Mint, which were extremely well struck lustrous coins which are occasionally incorrectly offered for sale as specimen strikes. These business strikes have a small area of bare ground just to the bottom right of the oak tree, which the much rarer specimen strikes do not.

They are struck to the same standard as the Canadian large cents of the period at 25.4 mm and 5.67 grams of 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc. These are the same alloy and weight as the NS and NB 1 cents, but the flans are very slightly thinner and broader. These exist with both medal and coinage die axis, with the coinage (inverted) being the more common in spite of the listing in the Charlton catalogue listing the medal as the more common. On my listings below they are all coinage axis unless other wise noted.

PEI 1 CENT

  1. CENT, 1871 ............................. VG-10   $ 5.00

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