Canada – 1979 10-Cents – B.UNC
- Alloy: 100% nickel
- Weight: 2.07 grams
- Diameter: 18.03 mm, Thickness 1.16 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn, Myron Cook
- Illustrator: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn, Myron Cook
- Egde: Ribbed
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Number of circulation coins minted
- 1979 10-cents: 236 910 479
Elizabeth II (1965-1989)
The second version of the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by the Latin inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA, a shortened form of that used until 1964.
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 were made by the Monnaie de Paris. To resist premature wear and tear, larger numbers were introduced in 1938.
This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.