Canada 1898 10 cents

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Stack's Bowers Baltimore sale, lot 30184
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 30184 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. 10 Cents, 1898. NGC MS-65. Eight at this grade, with three certified finer at NGC and PCGS. The portrait is a demonstration of sculptural beauty, essentially flawless with such perfect surfaces it is difficult to look away. The reverse has a few marks in the fields, but the magnificent condition of the obverse carries the day. Bright and lustrous with just a hint of tone." The type was struck 1858 and 1870-1901 and is fairly common in grades up to Very Fine after which the price ascends rapidly.

Recorded mintage: 720,000 (a common date).

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]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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