Canada 1889 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23333
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23333 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 10 Cents 1889, XF45 PCGS, medium gray and gold patina, fully original, an attractive example of this key date. Very rare and desirable in this premium quality." The type was struck in 1858 and 1870-1901. Despite the ample mintage, this date is rare.

Recorded mintage: 600,000.

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]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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