Canada – 1951 10-Cents – Circulated
- Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
- Weight: 2.33 grams
- Diameter: 18.03 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn
- Illustrator: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn
- Egde: Ribbed
- Non Magnetic
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Number of circulation coins minted
- 1951 10-cents : 15 079 075
George VI (1937-1952)
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s father will adorn Canadian coins until her coronation in 1952. According to the value of the coin and this until 1947, its effigy will be surrounded by the Latin inscription GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP or GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA REX ET IND:IMP. The ET IND:IMP sign was removed following India’s independence in 1947.
This reverse design was introduced in 1937. As the official proclamation states, it displays a sailing and racing fishing vessel. However, the proud Nova Scotians, believing that the ship represented the famous fishing and racing schooner named “Bluenose” continued to push for official recognition. It wasn’t until the spring of 2002 that the design was officially recognized as the Bluenose. According to the information at our disposal, the designer Emanuel Hahn used this famous ship as his main model. The initial master tools for the reverse were made by the Paris Mint. To resist premature wear, larger digits were introduced in 1938.