Newfoundland 1945-C 10 cents
This specimen is a common date of a type struck in Ottawa, Canada, for the colony of Newfoundland 1938-47. 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 2112 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $41.12. The catalog description noted, "Newfoundland. 10 Cents, 1945-C NGC AU58. George VI. NGC graded AU-58. From the Aurora Family Collection."
Recorded mintage: 175,833 (most common date).
Specification: 2.33 g, .800 fine silver, designed by Percy Metcalfe.
Catalog reference: KM-20a.
- 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, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.