DESIGN IN CANADIAN COINS
Coinage Designs of 1949
The Design depicts a three-masted vessel under full sail, representing John Cabot’s ship the "Matthew" with the motto "Floreat Terra Nova" -which means may Newfoundland flourish.
The outstanding event of the entry of Newfoundland into Confederation was commemorated by the minting of a "New" silver dollar coin. Distribution began on June 24, 1949. The first going to the people of the newly admitted Province of Newfoundland.
The Master die was cut by hand directly in the steel by the Mint engraver, Thomas Shingles.
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