1949 Canadian $1 Newfoundland Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin (VF - EF)

Item: #1949-SLVDOL    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #1949-SLVDOL




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1949 Canadian $1 Newfoundland Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin (VF - EF)


One Dollar Silver - George VI (1937 - 1952)

On December 31, 1949 Newfoundland became a province of the Dominion of Canada. To mark this historic event a special reverse appeared on the dollar for that year. The Matthew, the ship in which John Cabot is thought to have discovered Newfoundland, is depicted. Designer Thomas Shingles engraved the master matrix entirely by hand.



Coin depicts the design of King George VI with the Latin inscription:
GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX meaning "George VI, by the grace of God, the King"


Features the ship, Matthew, sailed by John Cabot during the discovery of Newfoundland. Below is the Latin inscription:
FLOREAT TERRA NOVA meaning "May the new found land flourish."


Royal Canadian Mint issued 1949 $1 Silver Dollar Newfoundland Commemorative coin for circulation in 1949. Item comes in circulated condition. Coin may have some toning, wear and/or field scratches.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.



Mintage: 672,218
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
Finish: Circulation
Weight: 23.33 g
Diameter: 36.0 mm
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Face Value: 1 dollar
Die axis: ↑↑


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