Newfoundland 1919-C 10 cents
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. This specimen was lot 4115 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $414. The catalog description noted, "Canada-Newfoundland. 10 Cents, 1919-C. George V. Brilliant mint luster. NGC graded MS-65."
Recorded mintage: 54,342.
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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.