1 Dollar - George VI Welcome Newfoundland


Issuer Canada
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1949
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = USD 0.78
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.06 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 452
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 47,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 46
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Accession of Newfoundland to Canada


The portrait of King George VI surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX"

Script: Latin


Translation: George VI King by the Grace of God

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.


The Matthew, the ship historians believe John Cabot was sailing when he discovered Newfoundland, and the Latin inscription "FLOREAT TERRA NOVA" (may the New Found Land flourish) below, surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Script: Latin


May Newfoundland Flourish

Engraver: Thomas Shingles



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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  672 218 $ 12 $ 18 $ 22 $ 23 $ 20 $ 29 98%
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Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Welcome Newfoundland)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Welcome Newfoundland)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Welcome Newfoundland)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Welcome Newfoundland)
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2021 October 28 - 29 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction 3093
Lot 34477
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Oct 28, 2021 1949 UNC USD 1 440.00
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