Newfoundland twenty-five cents

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George V 25 Cents 1917C

Although twenty-cent coins were required during the reign of King George V, arrangements were being made to replace the denomination. The Ottawa Mint was going to start producing Newfoundland’s coins and Canadians did not like the Newfoundland twenty-cent piece. Newfoundland coins circulated throughout Canada as well and the Newfoundland twenty-cent coin was often confused with Canadian twenty-five cent coins. The Canadian government convinced Newfoundland’s government to discontinue the twenty-cent coin. A twenty-five coin was introduced and struck on the same standard as the corresponding Canadian coin. The obverse of the coin was exactly the same as that of the Canadian twenty-five cent coin.[1]


Designer Engraver Compositio
Sir E.B. MacKennal Sir E.B. MacKennal .925 silver, .075 copper 5.83 grams 23.62 mm


Date and Mint Mark Mintage
1917C 464,779
1919C 163,939


  1. ^ Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, p. 50, W.K. Cross, 60th Edition, 2006