1 Dollar - George VI Welcome Newfoundland


Country Canada
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1949
Value 1 Dollar
CAD = 0.79 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.06 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 47, Schön# 46
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Accession of Newfoundland to Canada


The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX" (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, below which reads the Latin inscription "FLOREAT TERRA NOVA" (may the New Found Land flourish), is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA"


Engraver: Thomas Shingles



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