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Spencer Collection Newfoundland Two Dollars #2 Including Ex Belzberg, Ex Pittman - 10th

Current Statistics
Rank

10
GPA with Top Bonuses

42.000
GPA Weighted

42.000
Complete

66.67%
Set Rating

27.000

About This Set: In 1865, Newfoundland changed over to decimal currency following the footsteps of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Newfoundland was a British Colony at this time, and was the only British North American Colony to issue it's own gold coin. The "$2 Newfies" as they were called were numismatically significant in the respect that they were not only denominated as "2 Dollars", but also as "Two Hundred Cents" and "One Hundred Pence"; three separate but equivalent denominations. The $2 Newfies were issued only in 1865, 1870, 1872, 1880-82, 1885 and 1888. All the coins have a portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse, with the reverse containing the denominations and date. Two varieties exist on the 1870 dated coins (no dot and one dot, OR one dot and two dot - depending on which reference you consult); and the 1882 issue contains an "H" mintmark for the Heaton Mint, Birmingham, England, as these were minted in Britain. A complete set will contain 9 pieces, comprised of the two 1870 varieties and one each of the remaining seven years of issue.

Spencer Collection Newfoundland Two Dollars #2 Including Ex Belzberg, Ex Pittman

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade Pop Pop Higher Comments
1865 33281 1865 $2 AU58 17 15
Newfoundland $2 Gold, First Year of Newfoundland's "double dollar" issue, Old Green Label Holder
1870 2 Dot 33282 1870 $2 AU55 31 42
Newfoundland 1870 $2 Gold, Scarce, Very PQ for the Grade, Lovely Original Example, No Dot After NFLD
1870 3 Dot (Charlton Dot 1) 33289 1870 $2 N1 68
Newfoundland $2 Gold, Scarce "3 Dot" Variety (Charlton D-1), Nice About Uncirculated or Uncirculated Coin, Rare as Such, Great Detail, but once lightly cleaned. Our Grade MS60.
1872 33283 1872 $2
1880 33284 1880 $2
1881 33285 1881 $2
1882-H 33286 1882-H $2 AU58 89 106
Newfoundland Gold $2, Nice all original AU example
1885 33287 1885 $2 MS62 26 38
Newfoundland Gold $2, Ex Belzberg, Ex Pittman, Gorgeous Orange Peel Luster, Best Provenance Possible
1888 33288 1888 $2 MS62 59 39
Newfoundland $2 Gold, From a Roll of $2 Newfies that all look Gem