- November 19, 2022
A gold coin that was recently discovered on the south coast of Newfoundland may be the oldest known English coin found archaeologically in Canada. The coin was found in the summer of 2022 by Edward Hynes. He reported it to the provincial government as required by the Historic Resources Act which regulates any archaeological finds.
Paul Berry, former curator of the Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum, says the coin is a noble quarter from the reign of Henry VI, struck in London between 1422 and 1427. The coin would have represented a considerable amount of...