PatrickL. writes: I have a 1882 Newfoundland dime, and I was wondering how much it was worth and where I could find out about it.
Newfoundland was a separate political entity until 1949 and was responsible for its own coinage. It started out with a decimal system in 1863 and similar to some other countries in the Western Hemisphere, adopted the Spanish 8 reales as the model for its “dollar”. (Exchange values with Britain were NF$4.80 = Â£1).
Newfoundland’s coins were never minted in large numbers nor were they saved in new condition in any quantity. Since collectors value coins by their condition, prices can vary greatly. All 1882 Newfoundland 10 cent pieces were minted in Heaton, England and show an “H” mint mark. About 20,000 pieces were struck. Approximate market value range, depending on grade, US$10 – $1,200.