Canada 1899 10 cents
"Victoria 10 Cents 1899 Small 9's, MS65 ICCS. A beautiful example, with superb rose-gray and argent-gray toning over fully lustrous surfaces. Very scarce in this Gem condition. Only one piece has been certified finer by ICCS 6/1),"and for the second,
"Victoria 10 Cents 1899 Large 9's, MS65 ICCS. Spectacular silvery-gray and violet toning over fully lustrous, near-flawless surfaces with a full strike. Very rare in this condition. Only one example has been certified finer by ICCS (2/1)."The type was struck 1858 and 1870-1901 and is fairly common in grades up to Very Fine after which the price ascends rapidly. The "Large 9's" variety is listed at about 60% more than the "Small 9's" variety.
Recorded mintage: 1,200,000 (all varieties).
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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.