Newfoundland 1885 5 cents
This specimen was lot 1704 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description noted, "NEWFOUNDLAND: Victoria, 1837-1901, AR 5 cents, 1885. The lowest mintage date of the series with 16,000 pieces struck, NGC graded EF40." This type was struck fairly steadily for Newfoundland 1865-96. Of the 1,140,000 struck of the type, 400,000 were made in 1896. It is a trifle heavier than the Canadian five cent piece of the period. This date was struck at London and is scarce in all grades.
Recorded mintage: 16,000.
Specification: 1.17 g, .925 fine silver, .035 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 2.
- 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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.