Canada – 2012 10-Cents – B.UNC
- Composition: 92% Steel, 5.5% Copper and 2.5% Nickel
- Weight: 1.75 grams
- Diameter: 18.03mm
- Thickness: 1.22 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Susanna Blunt and Susan Taylor, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn
- Illustrator: Obverse: Susanna Blunt and Susan Taylor, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn
- Egde: Ribbed
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Number of circulation coins minted
- 2012 10-cents : 334 675 000
Elizabeth II (2003 to present)
Canadian artist Susanna Blunt creates the most recent effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA. A reminder to the effigy of Her Majesty’s father (1937-1952) that of George VI, who also chose to be represented without a crown.
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.
This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.