Jack K. writes: I have an 1885 Newfoundland 50 cent coin in fine condition can you tell me what it is worth or where to find this information.
I think that any New Foundland coin is fascinating. It wasn’t an easy place to live and the people there were more concerned with spending their hard earned money than saving it as a collectable. As a result, the supply of uncirculated coins is very, very small and they usually bring high prices when offered for sale. Though circulated pieces are not nearly as scarce, your 1885 50c is probably worth at least $20.