Canada 1953 10 cents

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50369
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was part of lot 50369 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. Prooflike Set, Cent - Dollar, 1953. NGC PL-64. 6 pieces in set. The 50 Cent is a large date variety. With shoulder fold. Includes original cardboard holder. Grade for the 1 Cent is NGC PL-64 RB; 5 Cent, 50 Cent, and 1 Dollar are NGC PL-65; 10 Cent is NGC PL-64 CAMEO; and the 25 Cent is NGC PL-65 CAMEO." The year 1953 marked the inauguration of coinage for the durable Elizabeth II and this bust was used on the ten cents 1953-64. This date is also noted for "shoulder fold" and "no shoulder fold" varieties, varieties formerly known as "shoulder strap" and "no shoulder strap."

Recorded mintage: 17,706,395 struck for circulation plus 1,200 proof-like sets.

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

Catalog reference: KM-PL2 (for the set), KM 51 (for the ten cents).


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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