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1888 Newfoundland $2 Gold

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This is an 1888 Newfoundland $2 Gold coin. These were minted between 1865-1888 and are quite scarce.




Photos were taken after it was submitted to NGC.


Guess the grade!

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Using U.S. coin grading standards, it is an AU.


Have photographed a number of gold coins, I'm not going to put a number on the AU grade because photos don't always give you a good enough image to do that.


I think it's a really cool coin, and if I were to lose my focus and get into more things than I should, I would probably buy on these for my collection.

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NGC AU-58. One point shy of Mint State. Sharp eyes on this forum...


Newfoundland coins lately have become quite popular and the prices have started to go way up. The $2 gold coins are no exception and some dates are VERY rare.


There were only 25000 1888 $2 coins minted, and that's actually the common one! Mintage on most of the other dates range from about 2500-10000.


I am a type collector and don't intend to try and assemble a set of these. Alas my pockets are not that deep. But this coin fits nicely into my US gold type collection between the $1 and $2-1/2 gold coins.


WARNING! These are being counterfeited by the Chinese and I would advise potential buyers to shop around and avoid raw examples unless you absolutely trust the seller. You'll sleep better at night buying an NGC, PCGS or ANACS certified example.

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