Sunday, January 8, 2017
JEFF BENTLEY COIN COLLECTOR
1908 NEWFOUNDLAND COIN. The Newfoundland fifty cent piece was the last denomination to be added to the Victorian coinage. Its first year of issue was 1870. The laureate portrait is stylistically unlike anything used for the rest of British North America. The denomination became very popular and assumed importance after the failure of the Commercial and Union Banks of Newfoundland during the financial crisis of 1894. This beautiful old coin features King Edward VII on the back, and was kindly donated by Jeff Bentley. If you’re from Newfoundland, or know someone who is, start bidding!