Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian circulation coinage with this pure silver 10-cent piece—part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s new series featuring seven current and historical Canadian circulation coins.
Item Number: 163712
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65.25
Face Value: 10-cent
Artist: Emanuel Hahn
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with graphic beauty box
- This 5-ounce pure silver 10-cent piece features Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn’s iconic schooner or “Bluenose” design, first issued in 1937. This design has been used continuously on Canadian “dimes,” with only two exceptions.
- Special selective rose gold plating technique allows the coin’s engraved elements to shine, adding visual interest to the iconic design.
- Exceptionally low mintage of only 1,500 coins means that this piece is sure to be sought after by collectors around the world. Previous issues of this popular series regularly sell out.
- Drawing its inspiration from Canadian minting, each coin in the series makes an exquisite gift, an inspiring introduction to collecting, or an important addition for any collector interested in Canadian subjects, Canadian and international circulation coinage, or minting history.
This 10-cent piece is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 65 millimetres and a weight of 157.6 grams (5 ounces). The reverse features Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn’s iconic image of a stylized schooner with tall sails flying sailing on the open sea. The schooner and water are selectively rose gold-plated. The reverse is also engraved with the text “CANADA” the date “2018” and the face value of “10 CENTS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Her Majesty’s portrait is rose gold-plated.