Spurius Afranius
Spurius Afranius
15 August 2022, 06:04

2 Newfoundland dollars - the only gold coin of the first British colony

2 Newfoundland dollars - the only gold coin of the first British colony
Dear readers! We have repeatedly presented gold coins minted in the British Empire during the time of Queen Victoria  But among them there is one special coin  is the only gold coin minted for the island of Newfoundland - the first overseas colony of the English crown. The $2 coin was made between 1865 and 1888. The uniqueness of this gold coin is that a multiple division of 100 pence or 200 cents is indicated around the circle. In Great Britain itself, at this time, the British non-decimal monetary system was used with many denominations. The coin, as mentioned above, was made in the era of Queen Victoria, we present her portrait of 1854 in the article. The Victorian era is the period of the highest flowering of the British Empire, its maximum expansion and the institutionalization of its individual territories. In particular, an independent coinage was needed for Newfoundland, since the island refused to become part of the Canadian Federation. The reason for this was its isolation and motley ethnic composition. In addition to the British, these were the Irish, Scots, French, Basques, who for several hundred years colonized the island exploiting the richest fish resources of coastal waters. You can find coins of the British Empire of the Victorian era in this section
St. John's, Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland


Newfoundland
Newfoundland

Newfoundland
Newfoundland

Newfoundland
Newfoundland

Queen Victoria, 1854
Queen Victoria, 1854

2 dollars, Newfoundland
2 dollars, Newfoundland

2 dollars, Newfoundland
2 dollars, Newfoundland

2 dollars, Newfoundland
2 dollars, Newfoundland

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