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Canadian Ten Cent

Calgary Coin offers an extensive selection of Canadian coins including many 10 cents for sale both on the internet and in our store here in Calgary. I usually have most dates available in a variety of grades and prices for collectors at all levels from beginner to advanced. I price from the Canadian Coin News trend sheet, offering many coins well below the values listed there.

I do not provide images of the exact coin to be shipped as with an inventory or thousands of coins, and in some case multiple examines of the same coin, imaging even a tiny percent of them would be impossible. I grade conservatively and describe any significant defects, including minor ones many dealers would not mention. If you ever receive a coin from me you are not satisfied with, please feel free to return it for a full refund.

For those new to coin collecting and unfamiliar with the grading terms preceding each price which describe the quality of that coin, my Canadian Coin Introduction Page provides information on what those descriptions mean.


Prices are in Canadian Dollars

SILVER 10 CENT

QUEEN VICTORIA
AD 1837 - 1901

Young Head

The young head Victorian coins, struck in 1858, were prior to Canadian Confederation, and are British Colonial issues of the Province of Canada.


1858 canada 10 cent
(image of 1858 to 1901 type only)

1858 10 cent

There are some re-punched date varieties in 1858 but the most interesting one is where the date was originally punch into the die as 1558 and then an 8 was punched over the first 5 to fix the date, but the top of the 5 is still visible as two small horns that stick up above the 8 creating the 8/5 variety

  1. 1858 ................................... VF-30  $110.00
  2. 1858 ...................... darkly toned XF-40  $140.00
  3. 1858 .............................. ICCS XF-40  $180.00
  4. 1858 .......... cleaned, light scratches AU-50  $112.50
  5. 1858 / 1558 ........................ ICCS aG-3  $450.00

No Canadian 10 cents were struck from 1859 to 1869. When the striking resumes in 1870, the young head type of the 1858 issue is used on 5 and 10 cent coins through to the of the Victorian coinage, unlike the 1, 25 and 50 cent coins where a crowned head design was adopted.

1870 10 cent

The 1870 10 cents was the first date of 10 cents struck after Confederation. The wide versus narrow 0 refers to the thickness of the lines, not the actual width of the 0.

  1. 1870 wide 0 ... I feel this is VF-30 NGC XF-45  $200.00
     
  2. 1870 narrow 0 .......................... VF-20   $97.50
  3. 1870 narrow 0 ..................... ICCS XF-45  $200.00
  4. 1870 narrow 0 ..................... ICCS AU-53  $400.00
  5. 1870 narrow 0 ..................... ICCS MS-64 $2950.00

1871 10 cent

  1. 1871 ..................................... G-6   $26.00
  2. 1871 ............................... ICCS F-15   $97.50

1871 H 10 cent

  1. 1871 H I grade F-15, PCGS DOAKTOWN HOARD VF-20  $120.00
  2. 1871 H ............................ ICCS VF-20  $160.00
  3. 1871 H ................................. VF-30  $215.00
  4. 1871 H minor lamination in hair ... ICCS XF-40  $285.00

1872 H 10 cent

  1. 1872 H .................................. VG-8     SOLD

No Canadian 10 cents were struck in 1873.

1874 H 10 cent

  1. 1874 H ...... cleaned, now lightly toned VF-30   $65.00
  2. 1874 H ...................... toned ICCS VF-30  $105.00
  3. 1874 H ............................ ICCS VF-30  $105.00
  4. 1874 H ................................. XF-40  $155.00
     
  5. 1874 H .... capped die/off center error .. G-4  $600.00

1875 H 10 cent

  1. 1875 H ............................ PCGS AU-55 $5200.00

No Canadian 10 cents were struck from 1876 to 1879.

1880 H 10 cent

  1. 1880 H obverse 1 ........................ F-15   $60.00
  2. 1880 H obverse 1 ....................... VF-30  $120.00
     
  3. 1880 H obverse 2 .................. ICCS VF-20   $95.00

1881 H 10 cent

  1. 1881 H obverse 2 ........... spotty toning G-6   $19.50
  2. 1881 H obverse 2 .................... ICCS G-6   $21.00
  3. 1881 H obverse 2 ........................ F-15   $66.50

1882 H 10 cent

  1. 1882 H ............................. ICCS F-15   $65.00
  2. 1882 H ............................ ICCS VF-20   $90.00
  3. 1882 H ............................ ICCS XF-45  $240.00

1883 H 10 cent

  1. 1883 H .................................. VG-8     SOLD

1884 10 cent

  1. 1884 ..................................... G-6     SOLD

1885 10 cent

  1. 1885 obverse 4 ........................... G-4   $40.00
  2. 1885 obverse 4 ........................... G-6   $60.00
  3. 1885 obverse 4 ..................... ICCS F-15  $240.00
  4. 1885 obverse 4 ......................... VF-30  $480.00
  5. 1885 obverse 4 ......................... AU-50 $1400.00

1886 10 cent

  1. 1886 obverse 5, small 6 .................. G-6   $30.00
     
  2. 1886 ln 6 ................................ G-6   $39.00
     
  3. 1886 small 6, obverse 5 ........ cleaned XF-40     SOLD

1887 10 cent

  1. 1887 ........................ light marks F-15  $160.00
  2. 1887 ................................... VF-20  $275.00

1888 10 cent

  1. 1888 ..................................... G-4   $10.00
  2. 1888 ........................... edge ding G-6   $12.00
  3. 1888 ........................... scratches G-6   $ 8.00
  4. 1888 .......................... part toned G-6   $21.50
  5. 1888 .............................. ICCS VF-20   $68.50
  6. 1888 ................................... XF-45  $197.50

1889 10 cent

The 10 cent coins of 1889 are rare and in my experience somewhat harder to find than 1921 5 cents, but are only a fraction of the cost of a 1921 5 cent.

  1. 1889 ................................ ICCS G-4     SOLD

1890 H 10 cent

  1. 1890 H ......................... cleaned AU-50     SOLD

1891 10 cent

  1. 1891 21 leaves ....................... G-6/G-4     SOLD
     
  2. 1891 22 leaves ..................... ICCS F-15   $90.00
  3. 1891 22 leaves .......... scrape on nick VF-20   $77.50
  4. 1891 22 leaves ......................... VF-20  $120.00

1892 10 cent

  1. 1892 obverse 5 I grade this VF-20 . PCGS VF-30   $90.00
  2. 1892 obverse 5 ......................... VF-20   $90.00
  3. 1892 obverse 5 ................... toned VF-30  $128.50
     
  4. 1892 obverse 6, large dig at crown, clnd VF-30   $80.00

1893 10 cent

The 3 in the date of 1893 dimes can be either a flat or rounded toped. The flat top is slightly scarce, but the round top 3 examples are rare and seldom seen in high grade. The 3 on most 1893 round top dimes will nearly always be much weaker than the other digits.

  1. 1893 flat top 3 obv. 5 ................... G-6   $60.00
     
  2. 1893 flat top 3 obv. 6 ......... scratch VF-20  $120.00
  3. 1893 flat top 3 obv. 6 ......... cleaned XF-40  $280.00
     
  4. 1893 round top 3, obverse 6, dark natural
    toning ... rare this nice ......... PCGS XF-45 $7500.00

1894 10 cent

  1. 1894 obverse 5 ..................... ICCS F-12  $100.00
     
  2. 1894 obverse 6 ................ toned G-4/aG-3   $14.50
  3. 1894 obverse 6 ......... light marks ICCS F-12   $70.00
  4. 1894 obverse 6 ......................... VF-20  $140.00
  5. 1894 obverse 6 .................... ICCS VF-20  $140.00
  6. 1894 obverse 6 .............. toned ICCS VF-30  $200.00

No Canadian 10 cents were struck from 1895.

1896 10 cent

  1. 1896 obverse 5 ......... dark toned, marks G-6   $32.00
  2. 1896 obverse 5 .................... toned F-15  $105.00
     
  3. 1896 obverse 6 ........................... G-4   $ 9.00
  4. 1896 obverse 6 ......... lightly cleaned XF-40   $92.50

No Canadian 10 cents were struck in 1897.

1898 10 cent

  1. 1898 obverse 5 .......................... aG-3   $12.00
     
  2. 1898 obverse 5 .......................... VG-8   $44.00
     
  3. 1898 obverse 6 ......................... VF-20   $60.00
  4. 1898 obverse 6 .................... ICCS VF-30   $85.00
     

1899 10 cent

  1. 1899 small 9's ........................... G-4   $ 7.50
  2. 1899 small 9's .................... marks VG-8   $11.50
  3. 1899 small 9's .................... toned VG-8   $15.00
  4. 1899 small 9's .......................... F-12   $27.50
  5. 1899 small 9's .......................... F-15   $40.00
  6. 1899 small 9's ......................... VF-30   $77.50
  7. 1899 small 9's .................... ICCS MS-66 $6400.00
     
  8. 1899 large 9's ........................... G-6   $24.00
  9. 1899 large 9's .......................... VG-8   $32.00
  10. 1899 large 9's .......................... F-12   $60.00
  11. 1899 large 9's ......................... XF-40  $200.00

1900 10 cent

  1. 1900 .................................... aG-3   $ 5.00
  2. 1900 ..................................... G-4   $ 6.50
  3. 1900 ..................................... G-6   $ 9.00
  4. 1900 .................................... VG-8   $12.00
  5. 1900 ................................... VF-30   $65.00
  6. 1900 .............................. ICCS XF-40   $90.00
  7. 1900 ................................... XF-45  $112.50
  8. 1900 ............................. toned AU-50  $135.00

1901 10 cent

  1. 1901 ..................................... G-6   $ 9.00
  2. 1901 .................................... F-12   $24.00
  3. 1901 .............................. toned F-12   $24.00
  4. 1901 ........................ trace rough F-15   $18.00
  5. 1901 .................................... F-15   $35.00
  6. 1901 .............................. toned F-15   $35.00
  7. 1901 ................................... VF-20   $45.00
  8. 1901 ............. mid grey tone ....... VF-30   $65.00
  9. 1901 .............................. ICCS VF-30   $65.00
  10. 1901 ................................... XF-40  $115.00
  11. 1901 .............. toned, faint scratch AU-50  $115.00
  12. 1901 ......... I grade this AU-50 .. NGC AU-55  $140.00
  13. 1901 .............................. ICCS MS-64 $1600.00


EDWARD VII
AD 1902 - 1910


1903 canada 10 cent
(image of 1902 to 1910 type only

1902 10 cent

  1. 1902 ..................................... G-4   $ 5.00
  2. 1902 ........................ light marks VG-8   $ 7.00
  3. 1902 ................................... VF-30   $70.00
  4. 1902 ........................ light tone XF-40  $100.00
  5. 1902 .............. attractive tone ICCS XF-45  $140.00

1902 H 10 cent

  1. 1902 H ............................ ICCS MS-63  $320.00

1903 10 cent

  1. 1903 ..................................... G-4   $ 9.50
  2. 1903 .............................. ICCS XF-40  $260.00

1903 H 10 cent

  1. 1903 H ................................... G-6   $ 6.50
  2. 1903 H ............................ ICCS VF-20   $40.00
  3. 1903 H ........................... toned VF-30   $62.50
  4. 1903 H ............................ ICCS XF-40   $90.00

1904 10 cent

  1. 1904 ..................................... G-4   $ 7.25

1905 10 cent

  1. 1905 ..................................... G-4   $ 6.50
  2. 1905 .................................... VG-8   $10.00

1906 10 cent

  1. 1906 ..................................... G-6   $ 5.50
  2. 1906 ...... minor lamination error ..... VG-10   $20.00
  3. 1906 .................................... F-12   $14.50
  4. 1906 ........................ dark toned VF-20   $32.00

1907 10 cent

  1. 1907 .................................... aG-3   $ 3.00
  2. 1907 ..................................... G-4   $ 5.00
  3. 1907 .............................. ICCS VF-20   $32.00

The Royal Canadian Mint opened in Ottawa in 1908, after which nearly all Canadian coins were minted in Canada. While the designs remained the same, the die axis for was changed from "coinage" to "medal", except for the 1 cent coins which had always been made at medal axis. Coinage die axis means that if you place your fingers above and below the portrait then spin the coin around the other side comes out upside down. Medal axis means it comes out the same way up.

1908 10 cent

  1. 1908 ..................................... G-4   $ 7.50
     

1909 10 cent

10 cents struck earlier in 1909 have the same Victorian leaves used on earlier dates, which have more subdues veins and are slightly smaller than the Broad Leaf variety introduced later in the year with larger leaves and more pronounced veins. If you need to compare, all 1910 to 1912 10 cents are of the broad leaf type.

  1. 1909 Victorian leaves .................... G-4   $ 5.00
  2. 1909 Victorian leaves ............. ICCS AU-55  $525.00
     
  3. 1909 broad leaves ........ faint scratch VF-30   $77.50

1910 10 cent

  1. 1910 ..................................... G-4   $ 4.00
  2. 1910 ..................................... G-6   $ 4.50
  3. 1910 ................. spotty .......... VG-10   $ 4.00
  4. 1910 .................................... F-12   $10.00
  5. 1910 .................................... F-15   $13.50
  6. 1910 ........................... cleaned VF-20   $12.00
  7. 1910 ......................... scratched VF-20   $12.00
  8. 1910 ............................. toned VF-20   $20.00
  9. 1910 ............................. toned VF-20   $20.00
  10. 1910 ............................. toned XF-40   $45.00


GEORGE V
AD 1911 - 1936


1911 canada 10 cent
(image of 1911 Godless type only)

1911 10 cent

George V coins were introduced in 1911 with "DEI GRATIA", Latin for "God's Grace", omitted from the obverse inscription. There was a public outrage against these "godless coins" and in 1912 "DEI GRATIA" again appeared on all Canadian coins.

  1. 1911 Godless ...................... ICCS MS-63  $280.00

1919 canada 10 cent
(image of 1912 to 1936 type only)

1912 10 cent

In 1912 the "DEI GRATIA" again appears on the obverse inscription of all Canadian coins.

  1. 1912 ........................... cleaned VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1912 .................. minor rough area VF-20   $ 5.00
  3. 1912 .............................. ICCS XF-40   $32.50
  4. 1912 ................................... AU-50   $80.00
  5. 1912 ............................. toned AU-50   $80.00

1913 10 cent

Early 1913 10 cent coins have the broad leaf design used from mid 1909 to 1912. Later in the year the wreath leaves were re-designed to be smaller with less veining, and a wider gap between the leaves and the rim. This small leaf design was used until 1936. The 1913 broad leaf 10 dime is much rarer than the small leaf.

  1. 1913 broad leaf ..................... G-6/aG-3   $60.00
  2. 1913 broad leaf .................... VG-8/aG-3   $77.50
  3. 1913 broad leaf .................... ICCS F-15  $320.00
  4. 1913 broad leaf ........................ VF-30  $785.00
     
  5. 1913 ..................................... G-6   $ 3.25
  6. 1913 ................................... VG-10   $ 4.75
  7. 1913 ................................... VF-30   $17.50
  8. 1913 ....................... light marks XF-40   $22.00
  9. 1913 ........................ light tone XF-40   $28.00
  10. 1913 ................................... XF-45   $49.50
  11. 1913 ........................ dark toned XF-45   $49.50
  12. 1913 .............................. ICCS XF-45   $49.50
  13. 1913 ...................... nicely toned AU-50   $72.50
  14. 1913 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $72.50

1914 10 cent

  1. 1914 ..................................... G-6   $ 3.50
  2. 1914 .................................... VG-8   $ 5.00
  3. 1914 ............................. toned VG-10   $ 5.50
  4. 1914 ..................... light scratch VF-20   $ 5.50
  5. 1914 .............................. ICCS XF-45   $48.00
  6. 1914 ................................... AU-50   $67.50

1915 10 cent

  1. 1915 ................................... VF-30   $80.00

1916 10 cent

  1. 1916 ..................................... G-6   $ 2.50
  2. 1916 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  3. 1916 ................................... VG-10   $ 3.50
  4. 1916 ............................. toned AU-50   $44.00
  5. 1916 ................................... MS-62  $120.00

1917 10 cent

  1. 1917 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  2. 1917 .............................. toned F-15   $ 5.00
  3. 1917 .............................. ICCS VF-30   $ 8.00
  4. 1917 ....................... light toned XF-45   $24.00
  5. 1916 ................................... AU-50   $36.00

1918 10 cent

  1. 1918 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  2. 1918 ............................ cleaned F-12   $ 2.50
  3. 1918 .................................... F-12   $ 4.00
  4. 1918 ......................... small mark F-15   $ 3.50
  5. 1918 .............................. toned F-15   $ 4.50
  6. 1918 ................................... VF-20   $ 5.00
  7. 1918 ............................. toned VF-30   $ 7.00
  8. 1918 ................... light rim nicks XF-40   $ 6.50
  9. 1918 .............................. ICCS AU-55   $45.00
  10. 1918 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $180.00

1919 10 cent

  1. 1919 ..................................... G-6   $ 2.50
  2. 1919 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  3. 1919 .................................... F-12   $ 4.00
  4. 1919 .................................... F-15   $ 4.50
  5. 1919 ................... harshly cleaned XF-40   $ 4.00
  6. 1919 ..................... light scratch XF-40   $ 6.50
  7. 1919 ............................. toned XF-40   $10.00
  8. 1919 ............ dark peripheral toning XF-45   $20.00
  9. 1919 .............................. ICCS AU-55   $45.00
  10. 1919 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $77.50

While the designs did not change, in 1920 the alloy was reduced from 92.5% silver to 80% silver. The size and weight remain the same as the earlier issued.

1920 10 cent

  1. 1920 ......................... dark spots VG-8   $ 3.00
  2. 1920 ............................. toned VF-20   $ 5.00
  3. 1920 ................................... VF-30   $ 8.00
  4. 1920 ............................. toned AU-50   $40.00
  5. 1920 .............................. ICCS AU-55   $54.50
  6. 1920 .............................. ICCS AU-58   $60.00

1921 10 cent

  1. 1921 ..................................... G-6     SOLD

No Canadian 10 cent coins were struck from 1922 to 1927 but this is the last gap as they have been struck continuously since 1928.

1928 10 cent

  1. 1928 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00

1929 10 cent

  1. 1929 ..................................... G-6   $ 2.50
  2. 1929 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  3. 1929 .................................... F-15   $ 5.00
  4. 1929 ....................... minor spots VF-30   $ 8.00
  5. 1929 .............................. ICCS MS-63  $115.00
  6. 1929 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $215.00

1930 10 cent

  1. 1930 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  2. 1930 .................................... F-12   $ 4.00
  3. 1930 ................................... VF-30   $11.50
  4. 1930 ................................... XF-45   $32.00
  5. 1930 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $45.00
  6. 1930 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $280.00

1931 10 cent

  1. 1931 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.00
  2. 1931 .................................... F-15   $ 5.00
  3. 1931 ....................... light marks VF-30   $ 8.00
  4. 1931 .............................. ICCS AU-55   $52.50

1932 10 cent

  1. 1932 ...................... toning spots VF-20   $12.00
  2. 1932 ................................... VF-30   $22.00
  3. 1932 ................................... XF-40   $32.00
  4. 1932 ................................... MS-60  $115.00

1933 10 cent

  1. 1933 .................................... VG-8   $ 4.00
  2. 1933 ...................... ICCS cleaned VF-30   $16.00
  3. 1933 ................................... XF-45   $65.00

1934 10 cent

  1. 1934 .................................... VG-8   $ 5.00
  2. 1934 .................................... F-15   $16.00
  3. 1934 ................................... VF-20   $24.00

1935 10 cent

  1. 1935 .................................... VG-8   $ 5.00
  2. 1935 ................................... VF-30   $48.00

1936 10 cent

Some 1936 10 cents have a die break between wreath ties below the date, and are known as the "BAR" type. This die break started off very weak and grew stronger over time, but in order to considered the bar type, the die break must be strong and clear. Bar types in ICCS holders will not always have the variety designated on the holders.

  1. 1936 .................................... VG-8   $ 3.50
  2. 1936 ................................... VG-10   $ 3.75
  3. 1936 .................................... F-12   $ 4.00
  4. 1936 .................................... F-15   $ 4.50
  5. 1936 ..................... light scratch VF-20   $ 4.00
  6. 1936 ............................. spots VF-20   $ 4.50
  7. 1936 ................................... VF-20   $ 5.00
  8. 1936 ............................. toned VF-30   $ 6.50
  9. 1936 .............................. ICCS VF-30   $ 6.50
  10. 1936 ................................... XF-40   $10.00
  11. 1936 .............................. ICCS XF-40   $10.00
  12. 1936 ................................... AU-50   $32.50
  13. 1936 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $32.50
  14. 1936 .............................. ICCS AU-55   $45.00
  15. 1936 .............................. ICCS MS-60   $56.50
     
  16. 1936 BAR ................... obverse digs, G-6   $ 8.00
  17. 1936 BAR ................................ VG-8   $16.00
  18. 1936 BAR ............................... VG-10   $20.00
  19. 1936 BAR ............. ICCS (grade only) VF-30   $40.00


GEORGE VI
AD 1937 - 1952


1938 canada 10 cent
(image of 1937 to 1947 type only)

1937 10 cent

  1. 1937 ................................... MS-60   $16.00
  2. 1937 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $160.00

1938 10 cent

  1. 1938 ................................... XF-40   $12.00
  2. 1938 ............................. toned AU-50   $28.00
  3. 1938 ................................... AU-55   $44.00
  4. 1938 .............................. ICCS MS-60   $60.00
  5. 1938 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $77.50
  6. 1938 .............................. ICCS MS-63  $100.00

1939 10 cent

  1. 1939 .............................. ICCS MS-60     SOLD

1940 10 cent

Some 1940 10 cents are strongly doubled along the bottom of the "1" and nearly all of the "9" which I refer to as the re-engraved (or "RE") variety. The amount of doubling varies from coin to coin so sometimes I will simply describe how much is doubled.

  1. 1940 ................................... VF-30   $ 4.25
  2. 1940 ...................... light toning XF-40   $ 5.00
  3. 1940 ................................... XF-40   $ 5.00
  4. 1940 ................................... XF-45   $ 6.00
  5. 1940 ................................... AU-50   $ 8.00
     
  6. 1940 re-engraved (doubled 19) ..... ICCS MS-60   $40.00

1941 10 cent

Some 1941 10 cents are also strongly doubled of the bottom of the 1 and much of the 9, which I refer to as the re-engraved variety, which Hans Zoell included as his #R263b.

  1. 1941 ................................... XF-40   $10.00
  2. 1941 ................................... MS-60   $48.00
  3. 1941 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $60.00
     
  4. 1941 re-engraved ...... Zoell R263b .... VF-20     SOLD

1942 10 cent

Although not listed in the CCN trend sheet, just as for some of the previous dates some 1942 10 cents have doubling on the 1 and 9 and are thus re-engraved date varieties.

  1. 1942 ................................... XF-40   $ 5.50
  2. 1942 ................................... XF-45   $10.50
  3. 1942 ................................... AU-58   $30.00
  4. 1942 .............................. ICCS MS-60   $38.50
  5. 1942 ....................... light toned MS-62   $45.00
  6. 1942 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $45.00
     
  7. 1942 re-engraved 19 .................... MS-60   $48.00

1943 10 cent

  1. 1943 ................................... VF-20   $ 3.50
  2. 1943 ................................... VF-30   $ 4.25
  3. 1943 ................................... XF-40   $ 5.00
  4. 1943 ................................... XF-45   $ 6.00
  5. 1943 ................................... AU-50   $ 8.00
  6. 1943 ................................... AU-58   $14.00
  7. 1943 ................................... MS-60   $20.00
  8. 1943 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $24.00
  9. 1943 .............................. ICCS MS-63   $32.00
  10. 1943 ... large die break .......... ICCS MS-65  $240.00

1944 10 cent

  1. 1944 ................................... VF-20   $ 3.00
  2. 1944 ................................... VF-30   $ 4.75
  3. 1944 ................................... XF-40   $ 5.00
  4. 1944 ................................... AU-50   $11.50

1945 10 cent

  1. 1945 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $60.00
  2. 1945 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $200.00

1946 10 cent

  1. 1946 ................................... VF-20   $ 5.00
  2. 1946 ................................... XF-40   $ 6.50
  3. 1946 ................................... AU-50   $13.50
  4. 1946 ....................... light toned MS-62   $32.00
  5. 1946 ....................... light toned MS-63   $40.00
  6. 1946 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $65.00

1947 10 cent

  1. 1947 .................................... F-12   $ 4.00
  2. 1947 ................................... VF-20   $ 5.00
  3. 1947 ................................... XF-45   $12.00
  4. 1947 ................................... AU-58   $25.00
  5. 1947 ................................... MS-60   $28.00
  6. 1947 ................................... MS-62   $44.00
  7. 1947 .............................. ICCS MS-63   $60.00
  8. 1947 ................................... MS-63   $60.00
  9. 1947 ................................... MS-65  $360.00

Because India received its independence in 1947 "IND IMP" (India's Emperor) had to be removed from all British Commonwealth coins dated after 1947. The new designs were prepared in England and those for Canada were not ready until late in 1948. New coins were needed so for the first part of 1948 coins were struck dated 1947 with a small maple leaf after the date indicating minted in 1948.

1947 MAPLE LEAF 10 cent

  1. 1947 ML ................................. F-15   $ 2.75
  2. 1947 ML ................................ VF-20   $ 3.50
  3. 1947 ML ................................ VF-30   $ 4.25
  4. 1947 ML ........................... ICCS AU-58   $13.50
  5. 1947 ML ............... ICCS Double 194, MS-60   $24.00
  6. 1947 ML ........................... ICCS MS-63   $20.00
  7. 1947 ML .................. lightly toned MS-63   $20.00
  8. 1947 ML ..................... ICCS cameo MS-64   $48.50


POST 1947 INSCRIPTIONS

1951 canada 10 cent
(image of 1948 to 1952 type only)

1948 10 cent

1948 was the lowest mintage 10 cent of that era which until 1980 were considerably scarcer than other dates. The silver melt of 1980 saw large numbers of silver 10 cents destroyed but 1948's were saved so that by 1981 the relative rarity diminished and today they only slightly scarcer than the others.

  1. 1948 .................................... VG-8   $ 4.00
  2. 1948 .................................... F-12   $ 5.00
  3. 1948 .................................... F-15   $ 7.75
  4. 1948 .............................. ICCS MS-63   $80.00

1949 10 cent

  1. 1949 ................................... VF-30   $ 4.25
  2. 1949 ................................... XF-40   $ 5.00
  3. 1949 ....................... light toned XF-40   $ 5.00
  4. 1949 ................................... XF-45   $ 5.50
  5. 1949 ................................... MS-60   $12.00
  6. 1949 .............................. ICCS MS-60   $12.00
  7. 1949 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $147.50

1950 10 cent

  1. 1950 ................................... VF-30   $ 4.00
  2. 1950 ................................... MS-62   $11.00
  3. 1950 ................................... MS-64   $40.00

1951 10 cent

Some 1951 10 cents have varying degrees of reverse doubling, from a single digit in the date to considerably doubling over the entire reverse. When there is considerable doubling these are known as the "double die" type. When there is lesser doubling I will describe what is doubled. As the degree of doubling varies from coin to coin, this probably results from a loose die bouncing slightly after each strike, rather than doubling on the die itself.

  1. 1951 ................................... XF-40   $ 3.50
     
  2. 1951 minor doubling on 9 .......... ICCS MS-64   $40.00
     

1952 10 cent

  1. 1952 ................................... MS-62   $ 7.25
  2. 1952 .................. dark toning ICCS MS-64   $25.00
  3. 1952 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $25.00
  4. 1952 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $80.00


ELIZABETH II
AD 1953 - PRESENT

Young Head Series

1953 canada 10 cent
(image of 1953 to 1964 type only)

1953 NSS 10 cent

When the first issued in 1953, it was quickly noticed that her shoulder appeared bare in what is now known as the NSS (No shoulder strap) or NSF (No shoulder fold) which was considered inappropriate. The the design was modified to clearly show a fold of cloth over her shoulder and is know as the SS (Shoulder strap) or SF (Shoulder fold). Some letter shapes were also slightly change which is the easiest way to tell them a part. The SS (shoulder-strap) variety is slightly scarcer.

  1. 1953 NSS ............................... AU-50   $ 4.00
  2. 1953 NSS ............................... MS-60   $ 5.00
  3. 1953 NSS ............................... MS-62   $ 5.50
  4. 1953 NSS ............................... MS-63   $ 8.00
  5. 1953 NSS .......................... ICCS MS-64   $16.00
  6. 1953 NSS .......................... ICCS MS-65   $48.00
  7. 1953 NSS ....... TONED ............ ICCS MS-65   $48.00
     
  8. 1953 NSS .............. ICCS double 195, MS-64   $28.00
     
  9. 1953 SS ................................ VF-30   $ 4.00
  10. 1953 SS ................................ MS-60   $ 5.50

1954 10 cent

  1. 1954 ................................... VF-30   $ 4.50
  2. 1954 ................................... XF-40   $ 5.00
  3. 1954 ................................... MS-60   $12.00
  4. 1954 ...................... minor toning MS-62   $14.50
  5. 1954 ............................. toned MS-62   $14.50
  6. 1954 ................................... MS-62   $14.50
  7. 1954 ................................... MS-63   $17.50
  8. 1954 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $36.00
  9. 1954 ................................... MS-64   $36.00
  10. 1954 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $120.00
  11. 1954 .............................. ICCS PL-64   $36.00
  12. 1954 ........................ ICCS Cameo PL-64   $48.00
  13. 1954 .................. ICCS Heavy Cameo PL-65   $95.00
  14. 1954 ......... lightly toning ICCS cameo PL-66  $117.50

1955 10 cent

  1. 1955 ................................... XF-40   $ 3.50
  2. 1955 ................................... AU-50   $ 4.00
  3. 1955 ................................... MS-60   $ 5.00
  4. 1955 ........... light rainbow tone ICCS MS-64   $16.00
  5. 1955 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $52.50
  6. 1955 ................. light toned cameo PL-64   $24.00
  7. 1955 ........................ ICCS cameo PL-64   $24.00
  8. 1955 .................. ICCS heavy cameo PL-64   $36.50
  9. 1955 .............................. ICCS PL-65   $28.00
  10. 1955 ........................ ICCS cameo PL-65   $36.50
  11. 1955 ....................... heavy cameo PL-65   $80.00
  12. 1955 ........................ ICCS cameo PL-66   $77.50
  13. 1955 ...... peripheral toning ICCS cameo PL-66   $77.50

1956 10 cent

One 1956 die developed a small pit centered just below the 9 and 5 resulting in a small raised dot on the coins. The position of the dot makes it look intentional and these are collected as a recognized variety. Small dots occur below the date in a number of different places in 1956, but there is only one type recognized as the official dot variety, which is clearly illustrated in the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins.

  1. 1956 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $14.50
  2. 1956 ........................ toned PROOF-LIKE   $14.50
  3. 1956 ........................ ICCS cameo PL-64   $17.50
  4. 1956 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $17.50
  5. 1956 .................. ICCS Heavy Cameo PL-65   $40.00
     
  6. 1956 DOT ................................ F-15   $ 4.50
  7. 1956 DOT ............................... MS-63   $24.00
  8. 1956 DOT .......................... ICCS MS-64   $40.00
  9. 1956 DOT .......................... ICCS MS-65  $120.00

1957 10 cent

  1. 1957 ................................... MS-62   $ 4.50
  2. 1957 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $10.00
  3. 1957 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $32.00
  4. 1957 ................. light toning ICCS MS-65   $32.00
  5. 1957 .............................. ICCS PL-65   $12.00
  6. 1957 ........................ ICCS cameo PL-65   $20.00
  7. 1957 .............................. ICCS PL-66   $32.00
     

1958 10 cent

  1. 1958 ................................... MS-60   $ 4.00
  2. 1958 ................................... MS-65   $32.00
  3. 1958 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $32.00
  4. 1958 ................. ultra cameo, PROOF-LIKE  $160.00

1959 10 cent

  1. 1959 ................................... MS-60   $ 3.50
  2. 1959 ................................... MS-62   $ 4.00
  3. 1959 ....................... light toned MS-63   $ 4.50
  4. 1959 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $32.00

1960 10 cent

  1. 1960 ....................... light toned MS-60   $ 3.50
  2. 1960 ................................... MS-63   $ 4.50
  3. 1960 ....................... light toned MS-63   $ 4.50
  4. 1960 ................................... MS-64   $10.00
  5. 1960 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $40.00
  6. 1960 ................................... MS-65   $40.00
  7. 1960 ........................ ICCS cameo PL-66   $24.00

1961 10 cent

  1. 1961 ................................... MS-62   $ 4.00
  2. 1961 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $40.00
  3. 1961 ............... TONED .. ICCS CAMEO MS-65   $50.00

1962 10 cent

  1. 1962 ................................... MS-60   $ 3.50
  2. 1962 ................................... MS-62   $ 4.00
  3. 1962 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $20.00
  4. 1962 ........................ toned ICCS MS-65   $20.00
  5. 1962 ........................ ICCS cameo MS-65   $24.00
  6. 1962 .............................. ICCS MS-66   $60.00

1963 10 cent

  1. 1963 ................................... MS-60   $ 3.50
  2. 1963 ................................... MS-62   $ 4.00
  3. 1963 ................................... MS-63   $ 4.50
  4. 1963 ................................... MS-65   $20.00
  5. 1963 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50

1964 10 cent

  1. 1964 ................................... MS-60   $ 3.50
  2. 1964 ................................... MS-62   $ 4.00
  3. 1964 ............................. cameo MS-62   $ 5.00
  4. 1964 ............................. cameo MS-63   $ 5.25
  5. 1964 ....................... heavy cameo MS-63   $ 6.50
  6. 1964 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  7. 1964 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $ 8.00
  8. 1964 ............................. cameo MS-64   $10.00
  9. 1964 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $20.00
  10. 1964 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50


Mature Head Series

1966 canada 10 cent
(image of 1964 to 1989 type only)

1965 10 cent

  1. 1965 ................................... MS-62   $ 3.50
  2. 1965 ................................... MS-63   $ 4.00
  3. 1965 ................................... MS-64   $ 6.50
  4. 1965 .................. ICCS heavy cameo MS-64   $12.00
  5. 1965 ................................... MS-65   $16.00
  6. 1965 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
  7. 1965 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
  8. 1965 ......... slightly toned cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
  9. 1965 ....................... heavy cameo PL-65   $ 6.50

1966 10 cent

  1. 1966 ................................... MS-62   $ 3.50
  2. 1966 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
  3. 1966 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.50

1967 10 cent

In celebration of Canada's 100th anniversary of confederation, 1967 coins circulating coins depict animals common to Canada, with a mackerel on the dimes. For the first half of the year 1967 10 cent coins were struck to the 800 fine silver after which they were struck from 500 fine silver. There is no simple way to determine which purity a particular example was struck at as they look, feel and weigh exactly the same, although all examples in specimen and proof-like sets were struck at the 800 fine standard. 1967 coins were struck as Mint State, Proof-like and also in Specimen which were in the black boxed sets. Many of the specimen examples were toned by a reaction with the box's lid, and some of the toning can be a very attractive dark blue, although many examples have very unattractive toning.

  1. 1967, Mackerel ......................... MS-62   $ 3.00
  2. 1967, Mackerel ......................... MS-63   $ 3.50
  3. 1967, Mackerel ......................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  4. 1967, Mackerel .................... ICCS MS-65   $24.00
  5. 1967, Mackerel .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
  6. 1967, Mackerel ........... blue toned SPECIMEN   $ 2.50

1968 SILVER 10 cent

1968 saw a return to the Bluenose design. For the first part of the year the coins were struck from 50% silver and 50% copper and are non-magnetic. No Proof-like silver examples were made. Later in the year they were pure nickel and will attract to a magnet.

  1. 1968 silver ............................ MS-62   $ 2.00
  2. 1968 silver ............................ MS-63   $ 2.50
  3. 1968 silver ............................ MS-64   $ 6.50
  4. 1968 silver ....................... ICCS MS-65   $16.00




NICKEL 10 CENT


During early 1968 the 10 cent coins were made of 50% silver, but later that year (and all following years until 1999 for circulation strikes and 1996 for proofs) they changed the alloy to pure nickel with no change in size or weight. They can easily be distinguished with a magnet as nickel ones attract and silver ones will not.

For most dates of nickel 10 cent coins I only list those from proof-like, specimen or proof sets, as circulation strikes from rolls are generally not of enough value to justify listing. There are a few exceptions which I will discuss among the listings.

There are no rare dates in this series, so if you don't see a particular date listed here, please do not assume it is rare, as it is more likely too common (thus low value) for us to list in a circulation strike, and for some reason I simply do not have one from a mint set to list at this time. I add this because I get a lot of e-mails from people asking why the date they have is not listed, and they assumed that means it is rare.

From 1968 to 1970, the only mint sets made for general distribution were Proof-like sets so generally we only offer these dates in Proof-like quality, unless exception MS coins are available.

1968 NICKEL 10 cent

Due to a large need for nickel 10 cents where changing over from silver to nickel in 1968, the Royal Canadian Mint lacked the capacity mint enough coins so contracted the Philadelphia mint to make the needed extra coins. Those struck at the RC mint in Ottawa have a distinct V between the edge reeds, while those from Philadelphia have more flat bottomed U. In practice these can be very difficult to tell a part, although all examples in Proof-like sets were mint at RC mint in Ottawa.

  1. 1968 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $36.50
  2. 1968 ................ ICCS RC MINT cameo MS-65   $36.50
  3. 1968 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50

1969 10 cent

  1. 1969 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50

1970 10 cent

  1. 1970 ................................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  2. 1970 ................................... MS-62   $ 1.25
  3. 1970 ................................... MS-63   $ 2.00
  4. 1970 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  5. 1970 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00

Beginning in 1971, the mint begins striking three different striking qualities of coins, with a fourth added in 1981 :

Mint state (abbreviated MS) which are coins struck for issue through the banks and have average lustre and surface qualities. In most cases MS coins have little value unless in the highest range of the MS coins, which are seldom available.

Proof-like (abbreviated PL) are standard mint set coins, usually from the pliofilm packaged sets, red double penny sets, and later the blue book sets, and even later from a variety of other types of sets. PL coins have a much higher lustre than MS coins, mostly because they fresh new dies, and they also have very minimal marks (the average PL is a PL-64) as they did not go through as many mint handling processes as MS coins do, but they are not perfect coins and one should not expect them to be absolutely mark free.

Specimen (abbreviated SP or SPEC) were in the black leather double dollar sets from 1971 to 1980, and for later dates in various different sets. Like PL coins they are struck from dies in their freshest new die state but differ in being double struck to give them a higher lustre and sharper images. They do not go through any mint handling processes before going into the sets so are usually nearly mark free. The rims and edges tend to be a little sharper than on PL or MS coins, although this is not obvious on a casual inspection. When I list a coin as specimen, I personally took it from a specimen set.

Proof (abbreviated PR) coins are very nice coins double struck to given them perfect lustre with specially prepared dies that create mirror fields and frosted images (and ultra cameo effect). They were specially handled to go into the sets as close to perfect condition as possible. Starting in 1996 proof 10 cent coins were struck in silver, and will sometimes have some light toning, especially around the edges.

1971 10 cent

  1. 1971 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50
  2. 1971 ............... cameo on boat, PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00

1972 10 cent

  1. 1972 ................................... MS-62   $ 0.50
  2. 1972 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  3. 1972 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50
  4. 1972 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.00

1973 10 cent

  1. 1973 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50
  2. 1973 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.00

1974 10 cent

  1. 1974 ................................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  2. 1974 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50
  3. 1974 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.00

1975 10 cent

  1. 1975 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50
  2. 1975 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.00

1976 10 cent

  1. 1976 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.50
  2. 1976 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.00

1977 10 cent

  1. 1977 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75

1978 10 cent

  1. 1978 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1978 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

1979 10 cent

  1. 1979 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1979 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

1980 10 cent

1980 10 cents come with narrow dates where the numerals narrower at the top and bottom, and wide dates where the numerals are about the same width all the way around. Narrow dates occur in circulation (MS), PL and Specimen quality, and are common in all three. The wide dates is see only in circulation (MS) strikes, are scarcer than narrow dates, and the listing for them with a price in Proof-like quality in the Canadian Coin News Trend sheet is in error.

  1. 1980 wide date ......................... MS-60   $ 1.00
  2. 1980 wide date ......................... MS-62   $ 3.00
  3. 1980 wide date ......................... MS-64   $12.00
     
  4. 1980 narrow date .................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  5. 1980 narrow date .................... SPECIMEN   $ 1.50

1981 10 cent

  1. 1981 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1981 ................................... PROOF   $ 2.50

1982 10 cent

  1. 1982 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1982 ................................... PROOF   $ 2.00

1983 10 cent

  1. 1983 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  2. 1983 ................................... PROOF   $ 2.00

1984 10 cent

  1. 1984 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  2. 1984 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1985 10 cent

  1. 1985 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  2. 1985 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1986 10 cent

  1. 1986 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $36.50
  2. 1986 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  3. 1986 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1987 10 cent

  1. 1987 ................................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  2. 1987 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  3. 1987 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  4. 1987 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1988 10 cent

  1. 1988 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  2. 1988 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  3. 1988 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  4. 1988 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1989 10 cent

  1. 1988 ................................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  2. 1988 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.25
  3. 1988 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  4. 1989 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  5. 1989 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
  6. 1989 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

Diademed Head Series

1990 10 cent

  1. 1990 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 1990 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
  3. 1990 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1991 10 cent

  1. 1991 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
  2. 1991 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 3.50
  3. 1991 ................................... PROOF   $ 5.00

1992 10 cent

1992 was Canada's 125th anniversary of confederation, and 10 cents of this year have the date shown as the double date 1867-1992.

  1. 1992 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1992 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  3. 1992 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1993 10 cent

  1. 1993 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1993 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1994 10 cent

  1. 1994 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1994 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50
  3. 1994 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1995 10 cent

  1. 1995 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  2. 1995 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.75
  3. 1995 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

From 1996 to 2012 all of the Proof strike ten cent coins are sterling (92.5%) silver at 2.4 grams. Proof-like, specimen and circulation strike coins continue to be pure nickel at 2.07 grams, or in later dates nickel plated steel. The mint did not use a properly sealed holder for proof sets, which often allows the silver coins to develop a light golden brown toning, especially around the edges which can be fairly attractive. Pure white coins can be difficult to find for some dates and if you want these silver proof coin to be pure while you should specify that in your order.

1996 10 cent

In 1996 Proof-like and specimen strikes have a reverse cameo effect where the backgrounds are matte while the designs are more mirror finish, unlike previous sets which were mirror finish on all surfaces. The proof-likes and specimens can be very difficult to tell a part but specimens have very slightly crisper designs and slightly better formed rims due to having been double struck, but the difference is minor.

  1. 1996 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
  2. 1996 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 3.50
  3. 1996 ..... light golden edge tone silver PROOF   $ 5.00

1997 10 cent

In 1997 the normal Bluenose 10 cents were struck for circulation. While proof-like sets were struck earlier in the year at Ottawa and later at Winnipeg, the coins from the two mints are identical s one removed form the sets cannot be differentiated. The only way to be certain of the mint is to buy intact mint sets.

1997 saw proof sterling silver 10 cent's commemorating the 500th anniversary of John (Giovanni) Cabot's discovery of North America in 1497. Columbus only discovered the Caribbean Islands and central America, but not North America in 1492), although the Vikings were here long before either of them.

  1. 1997 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1997 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  3. 1997 ..... light golden edge tone silver PROOF   $ 5.00
     
  4. 1997 CABOTO ..................... silver PROOF   $10.00

1998 10 cent

In 1998, the Mint put a "W" mint mark to the lower right of the Queen's head on coins minted at Winnipeg specifically for proof-like sets. No "W" coins were minted for circulation. Minting of those sets was moved back to Ottawa later in the years when proof-like 10 cents where minted without the "W". In my experience the Ottawa examples in Proof-like are more difficult to find than the Winnipeg examples. All circulation (MS), specimen and proof coins were without at Ottawa mint mark. The finish on 1998 proof-like coins returns to high luster finish, while specimen coins retain the slightly matte finish fields with high lustre designs that first appeared in 1996.

  1. 1998 (0) .......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
  2. 1998 (0) ............................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  3. 1998 (0) ........................ silver PROOF   $ 6.50
     
  4. 1998 W ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50

Also for 1998, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint, a series of coins were struck in a style similar to the original 1908 coinage, but with a bust of Elizabeth II in place of Edward's on the obverse. These were struck from silver and only issued in specimen sets, available with either a proof or artificially toned matte surface.

1908-1998 COMMEMORATIVE 10 cent

  1. 1908-1998 ........................ MATTE-PROOF   $16.50
     
  2. 1908-1998 ....................... MIRROR-PROOF     SOLD

1999 10 cent

All 1999 10 cents were struck at Ottawa without a mint mark, with specimen and proof-like examples easy to differentiate by the different finishes that are the same as those in 1998. I am not sure why but most of the times that I find in 1999 Proof sets do not have the peripheral toning common to other dates.

  1. 1999 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1999 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  3. 1999 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 8.00

1999 P TEST 10 cent

In 1999, as a proposed cost saving measure the Canadian Mint made plans to strike 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent coins on steel cored plated blanks which were first nickel plated, then copper plated and then for all denominations other than the 1 cent nickel plated again. The 10 cents were reduced from the previous 2.07 grams to 1.75 grams. A "P" was placed below the Queen's portrait indicating examples on these plated steel blanks which were sent to vending machine companies as test coins they could use to calibrate their machines to accept such coins. Those companies were supposed to return them to the mint once done with them but some ended up on the market at very high prices. The mint then made up 20,000 sets of them to sell to collectors at much lower prices.

Packaged very similarly to Proof-like sets, their exact status is unclear and some including myself tend to call them Proof-likes, but others including ICCS calls them Mint State. With a mintage of only 20,000 in sets and a few more sent to vending machine companies, these are nearly as scarce as a 1948 dollar yet remarkably inexpensive. I have noticed that in recent years the sets are becoming harder to find and I am often sold out of them.

  1. 1999 P ............................ ICCS MS-65     SOLD

2000 10 cent

In 2000 the circulation (MS), specimen and proof sets were all struck at Ottawa without mint mark while proof-like sets were made both at Ottawa without mint mark and Winnipeg with s "W" mint mark. They were all supposed to be struck in pure nickel, but a very small number experimental plated steel cored 10 cents with the P were made but never intended to be issued. Somewhere between 300 and 500 later turned up with most still in mint condition.

A special issued of 2000 10 cents commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Caisse Populaire de Levis in Quebec, the first Credit Union in North America. These were all issued as sterling silver proofs.

  1. 2000 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 2000 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  3. 2000 ..... light golden edge tone silver PROOF   $ 6.50
  4. 2000 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 6.50
     
  5. 2000 W ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
     
  6. 2000 P, small thread strike through PCGS MS-66 $1350.00
  7. 2000 CAISSES POPULAIRES ......... silver PROOF   $ 6.50
     

Starting in 2001 all 10 cent coins other than solid silver proof examples are minted in steel core plated blanks. From 2001 to part way through 2006 they have the P for plated below the Queen's portrait but later in 2006 and all dates after that the P was replaced by the mint logo. The Canadian Coin News trend sheet lists inexpensive prices for 2001 non-P circulation strikes while the Charlton Standard Catalogue does not list them at all. I believe the CCN listing is in error.

2001 10 cent

Two designs were issued for circulation in 2001, the standard bluenose and a one commemorating Canadian Volunteer workers. The bluenose design occurs in circulation MS, proof-like, specimen and silver proof. The volunteer design occurs in circulation MS, silver proof and while the standard references do not list it in proof-like (Non-Circulating MS) some that come in special souvenir cards have to be either proof-like or MS-65 to MS-66. As in that packaging there were never intended for circulation and they have the characteristics of a Proof-like coin, so I listed them as Proof-likes as they should not be confused with genuine MS-65 or MS-66 examples from mint rolls at much higher prices. Volunteer dimes are supposed to be on the same blanks as the bluenose 10 cents, but something is different as many vending machines reject them. I have not yet determined what is different.

  1. 2001 ............................ silver PROOF   $ 5.75
     
  2. 2001 P ............................ ICCS MS-65   $24.00
  3. 2001 P ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  4. 2001 P .............................. SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
     
  5. 2001 P Volunteer commemorative ......... MS-62   $ 0.50
  6. 2001 P Volunteer commemorative .... ICCS MS-66   $36.00
  7. 2001 P Volunteer comm. .......... silver PROOF   $ 6.50

2002 10 cent

For the 50th anniversary of the Queen's accession 10 cents (and most other Canadian coins) of 2002 are double dated with 1952 above 2002 below the Queen's portrait a little to the left. No date appears on the reverse and I get phone calls from people claiming to have a dime without not date, as they have never noticed the date on the other side.

  1. 2002 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 6.50
     
  2. 2002 P ................................. MS-63   $ 0.75
  3. 2002 P ............................ ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  4. 2002 P ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  5. 2002 P .............................. SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  6. 2002 P ............................ ICCS SP-67   $28.00

2003 10 CENT

2003 is a slightly interesting year for Canadian coins, as it is the last year showing Queen Elizabeth with the old effigy crowned portrait, and the first year with the new effigy uncrowned portrait also known as the "Coronation Portrait". Introduced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her coronation, it became the standard portrait on most coins after 2003.

All old effigy 2003 10 cents have the P for plated, other than solid silver Proof examples. New effigy circulation and proof-like examples have the P but some of the proof-like sets were struck at Winnipeg and have both the P and W together, the only time they occur together on any coins. No specimen or silver proof 10 cents were struck with the new effigy.

  1. 2003 crowned head ......... white silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  2. 2003 P crowned head ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  3. 2003 P crowned head ................. SPECIMEN     SOLD
     
  4. 2003 P uncrowned .................. ICCS MS-66     SOLD
     
  5. 2003 WP uncrowned ................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00

2004 and all later dates use the new effigy portrait and are struck on plated steel blanks other than the solid silver proof examples. As in previous few years, Proof-like coins have an over all even lustre while specimen examples have high lustre designs with matte backgrounds.

2004 10 cent

  1. 2004 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 8.00
  2. 2004 ..... light golden edge tone silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  3. 2004 P ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  4. 2004 P .............................. SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

2005 10 cent

  1. 2005 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  2. 2005 P ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  3. 2005 P .............................. SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

2006 10 cent

All 2006 10 cents, other than silver proofs are on plated blanks. Those struck earlier in the year have the P for plated but later in the year the P was replace by the stylized maple leaf mint logo. The mint logo does not indicated plated as in later years it also occurs on silver proofs. 2006 MS and PL 10 cents are found with either the P or logo. Specimen and proof strikes were only made early in the year so all specimen examples have the P and silver proof examples are without either the logo or P.

  1. 2006 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 6.50
     
  2. 2006 P ............................ ICCS MS-67   $52.50
  3. 2006 P ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  4. 2006 P .............................. SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
     
  5. 2006 LOGO ......................... ICCS MS-66   $28.00
  6. 2006 LOGO ......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50

Starting in 2007, all Canada 10 cent coins in all striking qualities including the solid silver proof examples, have the stylized maple leaf mint logo below the Queen's bust, so there is no need to mention the logo in descriptions.

2007 10 cent

Some 2007 10 cents have a straight 7 and others a curved 7. All circulation (MS) strikes and silver proof have the straight 7. Proof-like examples are found with either straight or curved 7. All specimen strike examples have the curved 7.

  1. 2007 straight 7 ................... ICCS MS-66   $32.00
  2. 2007 straight 7 ................... ICCS MS-67   $68.50
  3. 2007 straight 7 ................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  4. 2007 straight 7 ........... white silver PROOF   $ 5.00
     
  5. 2007 curved 7 ..................... PROOF-LIKE     SOLD
  6. 2007 curved 7 ....................... SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

2008 10 cent

  1. 2008 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  2. 2008 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  3. 2008 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 5.00

2009 10 cent

  1. 2009 .............................. ICCS MS-66   $28.50
  2. 2009 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  3. 2009 ...................... white silver PROOF   $ 5.00

2010 10 CENT

  1. 2010 .............................. ICCS MS-66   $28.50
  2. 2010 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00


The mint ceased minting intentionally superior quality coins for the standard mint sets in 2011. Starting that year the standard mint sets contain MS coins that have not gone through some of the post striking handling processes, so will usually be anywhere from MS-63 to MS-65, just slightly nicer than the average coins coming from mint rolls, but once removed from the sets one cannot differentiate between coins from sets and coins from rolls. This has the effect of making MS-64 to MS-65 examples easy to find and they should not command the higher prices of MS-64 to 65 coins in previous years. Specimen sets to extra high quality with the frosted backgrounds and mirror designs (used since 1998) are still produced every year.

As a general rule, the newest mint sets are the hardest to get, because collectors and people who received them as gifts hold onto them for 5 to 10 years before selling them, so my inventory of these newer dates from sets is generally low and because nice coins from sets are inexpensive, more average coins from bank rolls are generally not worth wrapping up and pricing.

2011 10 CENT

  1. 2011 ................ from set ......... MS-64   $ 0.75
  2. 2011 .............................. ICCS MS-66   $ 8.50
  3. 2011 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00

2012 10 CENT

  1. 2012 ................. from set ........ MS-64   $ 0.75
  2. 2012 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00

2013 10 CENT

  1. 2013 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00

2013 10 CENT

  1. 2014 ................. from set ........ MS-64   $ 0.75

2015 10 CENT

  1. 2015 ................. from set ........ MS-64     SOLD

Please remember that to avoid confusion, when I call a coin a Proof-like (PL), I am referring to a coin from a mint set, which is the same as what many standard references now call a "NON-CIRCULATING NUMISMATIC MS".


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