Newfoundland 1881 2 dollars

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 22370
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 22370 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Newfoundland. Victoria gold 2 Dollars 1881, sharp XF, good portrait for the grade." This type was struck for Newfoundland in limited numbers 1865-88 and is fairly available in circulated condition. This date is priced about 50% more than the common date (1888) in high grade.

Recorded mintage: 10,000.

Specification: 3.32 g, .917 fine gold, .098 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-1; KM-5.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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