Newfoundland 1873 50 cents

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50370
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50370 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $441. The catalog description[2] noted, "CANADA. Newfoundland. 50 Cents, 1873. NGC XF-45. Toned." This type was struck at Heaton and London 1870-1901 for Newfoundland and is slightly heavier than the contemporary Canadian fifty cents. Struck in small numbers and exposed to long circulation, it is very rare in nice condition. Proofs exist.

Recorded mintage: 37,675.

Specification: 11.78 g, .925 fine silver, .350 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 6.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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