10 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait; Ottawa mint

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; Ottawa mint) -  obverse10 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; Ottawa mint) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1968
Value 10 Cents
0.1 CAD = 0.08 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.07 g
Diameter 17.82 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 9201
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 72a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 61b.2
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 39 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

The Bluenose under sail, a Canadian schooner from Nova Scotia, a celebrated racing ship and a symbol of the province, is surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Lettering:
CANADA
1968
10 CENTS

Engraver: Emanuel Otto Hahn

Emanuel Otto Hahn (30 May 1881 – 14 February 1957) was a German-born Canadian sculptor and coin designer. He taught and later married Elizabeth Wyn Wood. He co-founded and was the first president of the Sculptors' Society of Canada.

Edge

Reeded (Ottawa Mint: pointed deep "V"-reeding)

Comments

NOTE: Ottawa Mint reeding is less wide and has more reeds, reed-tops are less flat and more pointed.



Collectors would discover if the reeding along the coin’s edge had flat bottoms like U.S. coins, it was a product of Philadelphia; if the reeding contained V-shaped bottoms, then it was struck at Ottawa. Reeding is formed on a coin at the moment of striking when the dies squeeze the planchet and force it against the reeding pattern on the collar. The different styles of reeding likely didn’t matter to the RCM if it was considered at all, since it was probably easier for Philadelphia to just use their own dime collars. As a result, the coins have the exact same diameter as a U.S. dime, 17.91 mm.

This lack of identification is said to have also made the coins theoretically illicit. According to coin expert Alan Herbert, “the Philadelphia strikes were technically illegal under Canadian law, which requires that anything imported has to show the country of origin. The Royal Mint later admitted bending the rule.”

See also

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968  87 412 930 0.08 0.09 0.14 0.24 0.30 0.59 0.76 99 V-shaped reeds

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange it: WhoFan112, Redgie, theangel3, mexcoins, JLHare, BramVB, brismike, Surcouf94, goolam, herbjonesofm, mpashea, Maginot40, maciekq22, SteveV, mikh3, bregali, luc4822, zelito-200, Emilie80, Fred84, anty, papirrus, NathansCoins, alex-alex, McHooligan, abruzz, harry213, Histo50, 1111oink, zalaiulipa

Feedback: none
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×72)
Country: Canada
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×53)
Country: Sweden
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×74)
Country: Mexico
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×39)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×180)
Country: Belgium
Languages : English Spanish Estonian French Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×106)
Country: Australia
Languages : English
Feedback: none
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×24)
Country: South Africa
Languages : English Afrikaans
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×81)
Country: United States
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×284)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: none
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×132)
Country: Poland
Languages : English German Polish Russian
Feedback: none
Country: United States
Languages : English Afrikaans Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×44)
Country: Canada
Languages : English Latvian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×5)
Country: Canada
Languages : French
Feedback: none
Country: Canada
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×13)
Country: Portugal
Languages : English Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×43)
Country: Norway
Languages : English Swedish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×206)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish Italian
Feedback: none
Country: Taiwan
Languages : English Chinese Japanese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×32)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×51)
Country: Canada
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×2)
Country: Romania
Languages : English Romanian
Feedback: none
Country: Canada
Languages : French English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×6)
Country: Canada
Languages : English Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×12)
Country: United States
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×74)
Country: Canada
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×2)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×346)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish French

» See the details of the coins available for swap

Numista Rarity index: 8 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Canada

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale