Canada 1921 10 cents

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50366
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was part of lot 50366 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $306. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. 10 Cents, 1921. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Lustrous with minor ticks, untoned." The type was struck 1912-36 and is common in circulated condition, tho the 1921 is a slightly better date. The alloy was reduced from .925 fine (KM 23) to .800 fine in 1920.

Recorded mintage: 2,469,562.

Specification: 2.33 g, .800 fine silver, .060 troy oz ASW, 18.03 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-23a.


  • 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, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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