Canada 1881-H 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 30571
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30571 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 10 Cents 1881-H MS64 NGC, Heaton mint. Visually unmatched, this small specimen struck a the Heaton mint features the beautifully-styled portrait of Victoria sitting atop surfaces that glow with full-bodied, magenta luster. Presently the finest certified example of the date/mintmark by NGC and very intriguing as such. From the Reverend Dr. James G.K. McClure Collection." This is a fairly common date of a type struck 1858, 1870-75, 1880-1901.

Recorded mintage: 950,000.

Specification: 2.32 g, .925 fine silver, .069 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 3.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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