Canada: 1858-1901 Victoria 10 Cents (Dime)


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1858-1901
Composition: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper (0.0691 ounces of silver)
Diameter Type: 18 mm
Weight: 2.3240 grams
Total Series Mintage: 22,310,000
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Wreath


The obverse, designed by Leonard C. Wyon, features the young bust image of Queen Victoria facing left. On the outer periphery are the words "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA" (latin for "By the Grace of God, Queen") and "CANADA".

The reverse features a wreath & crown that encircles the words "10 CENTS" with the date below.

General Market Notes

Excluding die & error varieties, the key to the series are the 1872H, 1875H, 1884 & 1889 issues. The semi-key issues are; 1883H, 1885, 1886, 1887, and 1894 issues.

Obverse Reverse
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