Canada 2000-P 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20440
Canada 2000P 10 cents rev Heritage 3010-20440.jpg

This specimen was lot 20440 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,955. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II 10 Cents 2000P, MS67 PCGS, a flawless example of this rare test coinage, highly elusive in this select designation." In 1999-2000, Canada converted her ten cent piece from nickel to nickel plated steel as an economy measure. The regular nickel issue (KM 183) was retired in 1999 after a production run of 159,125,000. This test piece was minted in 1999-2000 along with some silver proofs (KM 183a).

Recorded mintage: 200.

Specification: 1.77 g, 18.03 mm diameter, nickel-plated steel.

Catalog reference: KM-183b.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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