50 Cents - Victoria

Features

Country Newfoundland (Canada)
Queen Victoria (1855-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1870-1900
Value 50 Cents (0.50 NFD)
Currency Dollar (1865-1949)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.7818 g
Diameter 29.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 6788
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References KM# 6
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Victoria, looking left

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA
NEWFOUNDLAND

Translation: Victoria, By the grace of God, Queen

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Reverse

Face value and year of issue in the centre, surrounded by a decorative circle.

Lettering:
50
CENTS
1894

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1870  50 000 9% Large locks, obverse 1
1870  1.7% Large locks, obverse 1; reeded edge, Proof
1870  0.7% Large locks, obverse 1; smooth edge; Proof
1872 H 48 000 8.65 9% Large locks, obverse 1
1873  32 000 57.94 5% Large locks, obverse 1
1873  0.2% Large locks, obverse 1; Proof
1874  80 000 69.53 11% Large locks, obverse 1
1874  0.2% Large locks, obverse 1; Proof
1876 H 28 000 91.59 6% Large locks, obverse 1
1880  24 000 5% Large locks, obverse 1, second 8 over the 7
1880  0.5% Large locks, obverse 1; Proof
1881  50 000 34.77 61.34 6% Thin locks, obverse 1
1881  0.7% Thin locks, obverse 1; Proof
1882 H 100 000 32.39 13% Thin locks, obverse 2
1882 H 0.2% Thin locks, obverse 2; Proof
1885  40 000 68.19 6% Thin locks, obverse 1
1885  0.7% Thin locks, obverse 1; Proof
1888  20 000 5% Thin locks, obverse 1
1888  0.5% Thin locks, obverse 1; Proof
1894  40 000 30.12 73.40 13% Thin locks, obverse 1
1896  60 000 15.97 15% Thin locks, obverse 1
1896  0.7% Thin locks, obverse 1; Proof
1896  1.7% Thin locks, obverse 2
1898  77 000 15.26 16% Thin locks, obverse 1
1898  3% Thin locks, obverse 2
1899  12.23 12.95 15% Thin locks, obverse 2, large 9s
1899  150 000 28.47 181.71 25% Thin locks, obverse 2, thin 9s
1900  150 000 13.06 15.42 50.70 34% Thin locks, obverse 2

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