Canada: 1911-1936 George V Ten Cents (Dime)


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1911-1936
Composition 1911-1919: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper (0.0691 ounces of silver)
Composition 1920-1936: 80% Silver, 20% Copper (0.0600 ounces of silver)
Diameter Type: 18.0  mm
Weight: Silver 2.324 grams
Total Series Mintage: 57,531,912
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Wreath
Unique Features:  


The obverse, designed by E.B MacKennal, features the bust of King George the V facing left.  On the outer periphery are the words "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP:".

The reverse, designed by W. H. J. Blakemore , features a wreath & crown that encircles the words "10 CENTS CANADA" with the date below.  The reverse design was actually carried over from the Queen Victoria and King Edward VII series.

Coin Varieties

3 Major Varieties
Variety 1 – 1911 “Godless” No - "DEI GRA" in motto
Variety 2 – 1912 to 1919  with “DEI GRA” in motto
Variety 3 – 1920 to 1936 Reduced Silver Content 80% silver, 20% copper (0.0600 ounces of silver)

General Market Notes

The key coin to the series is the 1915 issue.  The semi-keys are the 1934 & 1935 issues.  

For those on the hunt for a potential “sleeper” look no further than the 1932 issue.  With a mintage of 672,368  it represents the third smallest mintage of the series but it's price tag is considerably less than that of the keys & semi-keys.

Obverse Reverse


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