Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C10C
Diameter: 18.03 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Steel [92%] 1.61 (g)
Copper [5.5%] 0.09625 (g)
Nickel [2.5%] 0.04375 (g)
Total Mass: 1.75 (g)

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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Canada region and specializes in 2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Ten Cents coins from coin category Ten Cent . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Canada - 2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Ten Cents coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Ten Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 13 Coins
Steel : 20.93 Grams
Copper : 1.25125 Grams
Nickel : 0.56875 Grams
Total Mass : 22.75 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.09625 g $0.000
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 0.04375 g $0.000
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 13 Coins: $0.012
- Precious Metal prices updated on 03-17-2018
13 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 2003-current
Mint Marks: P, L
Denomination: C10C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 77 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" Lettering: ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA P or Maple Leaf
Obverse Designer: Susanna Blunt
Reverse Design: The Bluenose under sail, a Canadian schooner from Nova Scotia, a celebrated racing ship and a symbol of the province, is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: CANADA YEAR 10 CENTS
Reverse Designer: Emanuel Hahn
2003-2014 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Ten Cents

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].

History of composition

Mass, Diameter/Shape

1.75 g 18.03 mm
92.0% steel (unspecified alloy), 5.5% copper, 2.5% nickel plating

2.075 g 18.03 mm
99.9% nickel

2.07 g 18.03 mm
99.9% nickel

2.07 g
2.33 g
18.03 mm
18.034 mm
99.9% nickel (172.5M)
50% silver, 50% copper (70.4M)

2.33 g 18.034 mm
50% silver, 50% copper (30.6M)
80% silver, 20% copper (32.3M)

2.33 g 18.034 mm
80% silver, 20% copper

2.33 g 18.034 mm
92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

2.32 g 18.034 mm
92.5% silver, 7.5% copper


10 Cent Canadian Dime Specifications

Alloy: 92% steel, 5.5% copper and 2.5% nickel
Weight: 1.75 grams
Diameter : 18.03 mm, thickness: 1.22 mm
Engraver: Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Susan Taylor , Reverse: Emanuel Hahn
Designer: Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Susan Taylor , Reverse: Emanuel Hahn
Edge: Reeded
Magnetism: Magnetic
Die axis: ↑↑


10 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait

KM# 492
Country Canada
Years 2003-2014
Value 10 Cents
0.1 CAD = 0.09 USD
Metal Nickel plated Steel
Weight 1.75 g
Diameter 18.03 mm
Thickness 1.22 mm
Engravers Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Emanuel Hahn (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

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