Canada 1899 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20620
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3008, lot 20621
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
These two specimens were lots 20620 and 20621 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010). Lot 20620 sold for $1,955 and lot 20621 sold for $2,990. The catalog description[1] noted for the first,
"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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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