Newfoundland 1919-C cent
This specimen was part of lot 26816 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $246.75. The catalog description noted, "Newfoundland. Lot of Five Mint State Coins, Cent 1919-C, 5 Cents 1940-C, 5 Cents 1945-C, (two pieces), 25 Cents 1917-C, an attractive grouping." This specimen is from a type struck in Ottawa, Canada, for the colony of Newfoundland 1913, 1917-20, 1929 and 1936. Issues after 1938 are small size. This date is common up thru Extremely Fine. 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: 300,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: bronze, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 16.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3022, the Non-Floor Session, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.