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The Canadian 10 Cent Coin - The Canadian Dime
The Canadian 10 Cent Coin
In 1858 the first Canadian ten cent coin was introduced within Canada. Its monetary value was set at one tenth of a dollar, and it proudly featured England's then reigning Queen Victoria on its face.
The image of twin Maple Boughs were pressed into the other side of each dime produced at the Royal Canadian mint until 1936 when the Canadian dime updated it's image to the stylish image.
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The Bluenose Schooner is placed on the Canadian 10 cent coin.
The reigning British monarchy continued to be featured on the face of the Canadian ten cent coin. Other than for a few celebratory occassions it is this image of the Bluenose schooner which appears on each Canadian ten cent piece minted at the Royal Canadian Mint since 1937.
During Canada's 1967 Centennial year it is the image of a fish (mackerel) which was pressed onto the special edition Canadian Centennial dime.
Again in 2001 the dime received a special design in honor of the "International Year Of The Volunteer". The Canadian 10 cent coins minted in 2001 displayed an image in honor of the many Volunteers who contribute their time and lives to making the world a better place to live in.
The Metal Composition in the Canadian Dime
From 1908 till 1919 the Canadian dime was made from a blend of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. From 1920 to 1967 the Canadian dime was made from a metal blend of eighty percent silver and twenty percent copper.
It is the rising cost of precious metals which initiates the change of metal content in Canadian coins made after the Canadian Centennial year of 1967. Silver was just too expensive. From 1967 onward the Canadian dime would no longer be comprised of silver but from instead it would be comprised largely of nickel or steel.
From 1968 to the year 2000 the dime would contain 99.9 percent nickel, and after that date it would contain 92 percent steel and a remaining metal blend of copper and nickel.
The English Royalty On The Face Of The Canadian 10 Cent Coin.
The English Royalty which are displayed on the Canadian dime are as follows:
1858 to 1901 dimes displayed her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria
1902 and 1910 - Edward Vll
1911 to 1936 - George V
1937 to 1952 - George V1
1953 to present day - Queen Elizabeth.
Little Known Facts About The Canadian Dime
There are some facts about the Canadian dime that many people may not be aware of. The Canadian ten cent coin was not always Canada's tiniest coin.
The first Canadian nickels that were actually much smaller in weight and dimension than the Canadian 10 cent coin. It wasn't until 1922, when Canadian Nickels were increased to their current size that the tiny dime was able to place its current claim as being Canada's smallest coin.
From 1910 to 1967 the Canadian dime weighed in at 2.33 grams and measuring 18.034 mm. In 1968 when the Canadian 10 cent coin had its metal composition changed so also did its size, the Canadian dime actually shrank, and today weighs in at 1.75 grams and measures a mere 18.3 mm.
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Watch the Change you Receive as it May Just Offer a Valuable Find.
Keep a watch on your pocket change for special or older coins that might show up there. Keep a guide book for Collectable coins handy, and whenever you discover a coin in your pocket that appears just a little different from the others, look it up.
You will be amazed at the coin collection that you can acquire by simply saving the older or rare coins that you can find in your pocket change.
A guide book is a valuable aide in helping you find those rare but valuable coins. Guide books for collecting coins covers coins across North America. As many coins have a tendency to travel between countries this guide makes it easy to identify rare or collectible coins which you might discover in your change.
Rare Collectible Canadian Dimes.
1908, 1915, 1933, 1934, 1935, and 1948 are dates to watch for on the Canadian 10 cent coins in your change. The number of Canadian dimes minted in those years was much lower than on other years.
1908 - 776,666 dimes minted.
1915 - 688,057 dimes minted.
1933 - 672,368 dimes minted.
1934 - 409,067 dimes minted.
1935 - 384,056 dimes minted.
1948 - 422,741 dimes minted.
There were generally over one million Canadian dimes minted each year. During the above years there were less than one million Canadian 10 cent coins minted at the Royal Canadian Mint.
One little known fact about the canadian dime is that no Canadian dimes were minted in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927, so if you were looking for one of those to complete your coin collection, don't expect to find one.
Collectible paper dollar money is especially vulnerable.
Collectible paper dollar money is especially vulnerable to damage and should receive special storage care.
There are many dollar bill money envelopes and albums available to keep these collectibles safe. Find the one best suited to your needs and organize your collectible paper dollar bill money within them.
Use coin albums to store your collectible coins and bills. This will help you to keep your collectible money organized and in good condition. There are a number of coin albums, storage pockets, display boxes, and envelopes available to store your collectible coins in.