Canada 1912 10 dollars

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 8481
This coin was lot 8481 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $21,850. The catalog description[1] noted,
"CANADA. Specimen 10 Dollars Struck at the Royal Mint at Ottawa, 1912 'First Year of Decimal Coinage.' Obverse die engraved by Sir E.B. Mackennal with "BM" on shoulder of King George. Reverse die engraved by W.H.J. Blakemore. An EXTREME RARITY in the Canadian series. Lovely satiny gold fields similar to that of a matte proof, with the portrait and devices displaying a softer and slightly brighter sheen. A very attractive coin that would make a great centerpiece in any Canadian collection. PCGS SP-67."
The type was struck in Ottawa 1912-14.

Recorded mintage: 74,759 (including circulation strikes).

Specification: 16.72 g, .900 fine gold, .483 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-3 'for type' (unlisted as specimen); KM-27 'for type' (unlisted as specimen).


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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