Tracy B. writes: I have a Canadian silver fifty cent piece from 1900 from Newfoundland in pretty good shape but I have had a variety of offers for it with a vast gap in pricing. I also have a twenty five cent paper bill from the same year 1900 and I have no ideal what value they both have. They are both in pretty good condition. Could you please give me an approximate value to each. Thank you.
Collectors tend to value coins by their rarity and condition. Uncirculated coins are far rarer than circulated examples, especially on high denomination coins where people couldn’t afford to keep a new example indefinitely. Low grade examples of the 1900 Newfoundland half dollar are often available in the market, but high grade pieces are rare. If your coin is a high grade piece, EF or better you should have the coin graded by one of the third party grading services. (See the Links page for ANACS, NGC or PCGS). Approximate Value Range (G4-MS60) $5 – $4,000.
Canada 25 cent note, depending on series date, type and grade: $1 -$50.