This solid Silver (11g) Antique 1899 Newfoundland coin from the Queen Victoria era is on a 20” Sterling Silver, 1.2mm “Snake Chain” made in Italy. Every single coin is different and unique.
These coins are well used, and always make me wonder about the long journey they took before ending up in my hands. Imagine the stories if each coin could speak. It wasn’t until after Queen Victoria’s reign that English coins had their monarchs standing right side up, meaning, they used to flip the coins top to bottom instead of sideways as we do now. This pendant has been hand fashioned by me, a timeless piece.
QUEEN VICTORIA 50 CENTS
Newfoundland 50 cent coins were struck from 1870 until 1919, although not in all years. All are 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper (sterling silver). From 1897 to 1911 they are 29.85 mm and 11.78 grams. In 1917 to 1919 each 29.72 mm and 11.66 grams. As with other denomination those without a mint mark were struck at the Royal Mint in London England, with an "H" mint mark at Ralph Heaton mint in England, and with a "C" mint mark at the Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa. From 1870 until 1900 they are struck to coinage die axis, then from 1904 until 1919 they have medal axis.