Newfoundland was the only British colony in
North America to strike gold coins for general circulation. This was remarkable
given that it was one of the poorest British possessions in North America and
with an economy largely based on the barter system. This book explores the
history of Newfoundland through its coinage. It presents fascinating new
details for each year that gold coins were minted, the existing distribution of
these scarce coins, a survey of the greatest collections ever assembled, and
the provenances of the rarest of the gold coins.