2 dollars 1865 Newfoundland
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Like all other British North American colonies, Newfoundland adopted, in the mid-19th century, a decimal currency. However, in introducing the new currency in 1865, Newfoundland, unlike other colonies, chose to include a gold coin among the denominations it was issuing. The colony had first considered a one-dollar gold piece similar to that of the United States but settled on a two dollar-piece because the larger coin would be less liable to be lost by the public. The obverse bears a laureated portrait of Queen Victoria. This coin is very unusual in that it has the denomination expressed three different ways: TWO HUNDRED CENTS, TWO DOLLARS and ONE HUNDRED PENCE. The latter refers to its value in sterling.
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- 2 dollars 1865 : 10,000
- Alloy: 91.7% gold and 8.3% copper
- Weight: 3.33 grams
- Diameter : 17.98 mm
- Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
- Designer: Leonard C. Wyon
- Edge: Reeded
- Die axis: ↑↓
The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).
Last update : Friday, July 24, 2020