Newfoundland twenty cents

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Type set of the Newfoundland 20-cent coin
Victoria 20 Cents (1894)
Edward VII 20 Cents (1904)
George V 20 Cents (1912)

The first known pattern for the Newfoundland 20-cent piece is a bronze strike with an obverse derived from a New Brunswick coin. The reverse is from the die for the 1864 New Brunswick 20-cents. The twenty-cent denomination was very popular in Newfoundland and was minted on a consistent basis throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. Over the years the piece became unpopular with Canadians as it was easily confused with the Canadian 25-cent piece, which was similar in size and shape. Pressured by Canada, the government replaced it with a twenty-five cent coin during World War I.[1]

Queen Victoria Laureated Portrait, 1865-1894[edit]

Specifications[edit]

Designer (Obverse) Designer (Reverse) Engraver Composition Weight Diameter
Leonard C. Wyon Horace Morehen Leonard C. Wyon .925 silver, .075 copper 4.71 grams 23.19 mm

Mintages[edit]

Date and Mint Mark Mintage
1865 100,000
1870 50,000
1872H 90,000
1873 40,000
1876H 50,000
1880 30,000
1881 60,000
1882H 100,000
1885 40,000
1888 75,000
1890 100,000
1894 100,000

Varieties of 1896, 1899 and 1900[edit]

Mintages[edit]

Date and Mint Mark Mintage
1896 125,000
1899 125,000
1900 125,000

Edward VII 1904[edit]

Twenty-cent coins were required only on one occasion during Edward’s short reign, making the 1904 issue the only one during his reign.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Designer Engraver Composition Weight Diameter
George W. DeSaulles W.H.J. Blakemore (copied DeSaulles’ design for 5 and 10 cent coins) .925 silver, .075 copper 4.71 grams 23.19 mm

Mintages[edit]

Date and Mint Mark Mintage
1904H 75,000

George V 1912[edit]

Just like the Edwardian predecessor, the George V issue was only for one year.[3]

Specifications[edit]

Designer Engraver Composition Weight Diameter
Sir E.B. MacKennal Sir E.B. MacKennal .925 silver, .075 copper 4.71 grams 23.19 mm

Mintages[edit]

Date and Mint Mark Mintage
1912 350,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, p. 47, W.K. Cross, 60th Edition, 2006
  2. ^ Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, p. 49, W.K. Cross, 60th Edition, 2006
  3. ^ Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, p. 50, W.K. Cross, 60th Edition, 2006

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