Newfoundland 1946-C 5 cents

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50372
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50372 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $905. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. Newfoundland. 5 Cents, 1946-C. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. RARE date. Only 2,041 pieces struck. Light wear." Canada dropped the silver five cents in favor of the nickel in 1921 but Newfoundland never followed suit. This type was issued 1938-47 with a reduction in fineness from .925 to .800 in 1944. The other dates are common.

Recorded mintage: 2,041.

Specification: 1.16 g, .800 fine silver, .030 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-19a.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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