Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: C10C  
Diameter: 18.034 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Nickel [99.9%] 2.06793 (g)
Total Mass: 2.07 (g)

Breadcrumb Menu:


Coin Type

1969-1978 - Elizabeth II - Large Bust Dime

Canada 1978 Ten Cent Coin Description

Canada 1978  Canadian Dime ( C10C ) - Obverse
OBVERSE
Obverse
Canada 1978  Canadian Dime ( C10C ) - Reverse
REVERSE
Reverse



COIN DESCRIPTION
Coin Mass: 2.07 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 18.034 (mm)
Mint Year: 1978
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian Dime
Coin Rating:
Rated 0 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
Verified By:
Rating Value: 0
Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:215.1066 Canada 1978 C10C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:215.1066
Coin Grade:
OFCC - UNGRADED
Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 215.1066
Face Value:
( Canada)
0.10
Attributes:
Coin Notes:
If you would like to contact/report an error click HERE & use REF:T215C1066

Coin Type Description:

This information is compiled/referenced data from around the web. Linked references within.
COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1969-1978
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C10C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA"
Obverse Designer: Arnold Machin
Reverse Design: The Bluenose under sail, a Canadian schooner is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: CANADA YEAR H 10 CENTS
Reverse Designer: Emanuel Hahn
1969-1978 - Elizabeth II - Large Bust Dime

In Canada, a dime is a coin worth ten cents. It is the smallest (in physical size) of the currently issued Canadian coins. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official national term of the coin is the 10 cent piece, but in practice, the term dime predominates in English-speaking Canada. It is nearly identical in size to the American dime, but unlike its counterpart, the Canadian dime is magnetic due to a distinct metal composition: from 1968 to 1999 it was composed entirely of nickel, and since 2000 it has had a high steel content.

Currently the dime has, as with all Canadian coins, a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen on the obverse. The reverse contains a representation of the Bluenose, a famous Canadian schooner. The artist, Emmanuel Hahn, used three ships including the Bluenose as his models, so the ship design is actually a composite. The coin is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint at its facility in Winnipeg.

The word "dime" comes from the French word "dîme", meaning "tithe" or "tenth part", from the Latin decima [pars].

REF










Pride and skill–the 10-cent coin
Source: mint.ca

Artist Emanuel Hahn developed his design for the 10-cent coin from photos of the famous Bluenose schooner. It is meant to symbolize both the magnitude of the fishing industry in Canada and the maritime skills of Canadians. The Bluenose was not only a racing schooner, but also one of the great fishing vessels that helped build the reputation of the Grand Banks fishery. The design was first issued in 1937.

Reverse Design:
Years: 1937 - 1966, 1968 - present
The Bluenose Emanuel Hahn's design depicts the Bluenose under sail.

Years: 1968 - 1977
Composition: 99.9% nickel
Weight (g): 2.07
Diameter (mm): 18.034
Thickness (mm): 1.16

Years: 1978
Composition: 99.9% nickel
Weight (g): 2.07
Diameter (mm): 18.03
Thickness (mm): 1.19

Mintage:
1969 - 55,833,929
1970 - 5,249,296
1971 - 41,106,968
1972 - 60,169,387
1973 - 167,715,435
1974 - 210,566,565
1975 - 207,680,000
1976 - 94,724,000
1977 - 128,056,000
1978 - 170,366,431

REF











10 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait
Source: en.numista.com

KM# 77
Features
Country Canada
Years 1969-1989
Value 10 Cents
0.1 CAD = 0.09 USD
Metal Nickel
Weight 2.07 g
Diameter 18.034 mm
Thickness 1.19 mm
Engravers Arnold Machin (obverse)
Emanuel Hahn (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Reeded

REF
Word Count: 390 -
If you would to like contact/report an error click HERE and use REF:T215
Rated 0 out of 70 with 1 Verifications


Other 1969-1978 - Elizabeth II - Large Bust Dime's

14 Example Coins Found...

YEAR IMG COIN NAME COIN GRADE

All Coin Images Copyright © 2017 - Obscure Finds a Mindlock Innovation
All coin's and coin images on this site are or at one time were owned by OFCC.
OFCC collects, researches, and photographs every coin displayed on this site.

C10C 1978   Canada
OFCC UNGRADED
||215.1066|| «|» ||215.1066||
OFCC