Newfoundland 1947-C 5 cents
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. This specimen was lot 2113 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description noted, "Newfoundland. 5 Cents, 1947-C NGC MS64. George VI. NGC graded MS-64. From the Aurora Family Collection."
Recorded mintage: 38,400 (a better date) plus proofs.
Specification: 1.16 g, .800 fine silver, .030 troy oz ASW, designed by Percy Metcalfe.
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.
- 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.