2 dollars gold 1865 - Newfoundland coins price guide and values - Coins and Canada

2 dollars 1865 Newfoundland

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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.

2 dollars 1865 Newfoundland prices and values

The value of a Newfoundland coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. The melt and minimum value of a 2 dollars 1865 is $247.86.


Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1865 $2,350$4,410$14,700----
Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1865 --$24,500$49,000$78,400--

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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

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