Canada – 2001P 10-Cents Volunteers – B.UNC


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Canada – 2001P 10-Cents Volunteers – B.UNC

International Year of the Volunteer Model


  • Composition: 92% Steel, 5.5% Copper and 2.5% Nickel
  • Weight: 1.75 grams
  • Diameter: 18.03 mm, Thickness: 1.22 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Reverse: Stan Witten, MRC
  • Illustrator: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Reverse: Stan Witten, MRC
  • Egde: Ribbed
  • Magnetic
  • Die Axis: ↑↑

Number of circulation coins minted

  • 2001P 10-cents – Volunteers : 224 714 000

Elizabeth II (1990‑2002)

The third version of the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was unveiled in 1990, when Her Majesty was 64 years old. This is the first effigy designed by a Canadian artist, Dora de Pédery-Hunt. It is surrounded by the Latin inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA.

Commemoration of the Volunteers

This Year of the Volunteer coin depicts the “Marching Mothers” group, formed in 1951 to raise funds against polio. The year 2001 was named the International Year of Volunteers under the influence of the United Nations commemorating the 7.5 million Canadian volunteers who work together for a better future.

Brillant Uncirculated

This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.