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.
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.