Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: CS10C
Diameter: 18.034 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [80%] 1.864 (g)
Copper [20%] 0.466 (g)
Total Mass: 2.33 (g)

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1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Ten Cents
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Coin Type Coins
1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Ten Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 8 Coins
Silver : 14.912 Grams
Copper : 3.728 Grams
Total Mass : 18.64 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $429.235 $29.440 $0.947 1.864 g $1.765
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.466 g $0.002
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $1.767
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 8 Coins: $14.133
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-23-2024
8 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1953-1964
Mint Marks:
Denomination: CS10C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA"
Obverse Designer: Mary Gillick
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
1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Ten Cents

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


Faces of the monarch

Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II first appeared on Canadian coins in 1953 when she was 27 years old. The effigy pictured here was used until 1964, with the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA, meaning "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, the Queen."


Dime (Canadian coin)

Years 1920-1966
Mass 2.33 g
Diameter 18.034 mm
Shape Round
Composition 80% silver, 20% copper


Pride and skill–the 10-cent coin

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

Technical specifications:
1920 - 1967
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
Weight (g): 2.33
Diameter (mm): 18.034
Thickness (mm): n/a

1953 - 17,706,395
1954 - 4,493,150
1955 - 12,237,294
1956 - 16,732,844
1957 - 16,110,229
1958 - 10,621,236
1959 - 19,691,433
1960 - 45,446,835
1961 - 26,850,859
1962 - 41,864,335
1963 - 41,916,208
1964 - 49,518,549


10 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

KM# 51
Country Canada
Years 1953-1964
Value 10 Cents
0.1 CAD = 0.08 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 2.33 g
Diameter 18.034 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
Emanuel Hahn (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Reeded

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