Canada 1917 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3010, part of lot 20438
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20438 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,063.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 10 Cents 1917, MS67 PCGS, splashes of teal, cobalt-blue, and red accent the obverse rim, while the center is bright silver-gray. The reverse is nearly brilliant, with a touch of gold and purple near the border. Appealing satiny luster highlights needle-sharp design elements, and no marks are visible to the unaided eye. Although available in most grades, the 1917 is rare in MS67. PCGS reports just two such examples, with one finer (7/09)." This type, struck at Ottawa 1912-19, is common in grades up thru About Uncirculated.

Recorded mintage: 5,011,988.

Specification: 2.31 g, .925 fine silver, .069 troy oz ASW, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 23.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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