Newfoundland 1912 10 cents
This specimen was lot 31851 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "Newfoundland. George V 10 Cents 1912 MS66 PCGS. Boldly struck design features sit atop virtually flawless, silvery surfaces on this stunning gem. A coin with instant eye-appeal, scarce in this premium designation." This specimen is a common date of a type struck in Ottawa, Canada, for the colony of Newfoundland 1912, 1917 and 1919. Canada debased her silver dimes from .925 to .800 in 1920 but Newfoundland did not follow suit until 1945. Newfoundland was admitted into the Dominion of Canada in 1949 and her separate coinage ceased. As a class, Newfoundland coinage is scarcer than equivalent Canadian coinage but collector demand for it is lower so it is often cheaper.
Recorded mintage: 150,000.
Specification: 2.35 g, .925 fine silver, designed by G. W. DeSaulles.
Catalog reference: KM 14.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.