2.5% Ni plating
|Years of minting||1858-present|
|Design||Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada|
|Designer||Emanuel Hahn; design based on a Wallace MacAskill photograph of Bluenose, not artwork of Hahn|
In Canada, a dime is a coin worth ten cents. It has been the smallest Canadian coin since 1922, smaller even than the penny despite its higher face value. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official national term of the coin is the 10-cent piece, but in practice, the term dime predominates in English-speaking Canada. It is nearly identical in size to the American dime, but unlike its counterpart, the Canadian dime is magnetic due to a distinct metal composition: from 1968 to 1999 it was composed entirely of nickel, and since 2000 it has had a high steel content.
Currently the dime has, as with all Canadian coins, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The reverse contains a representation of the Bluenose, a famous Canadian schooner. The artist, Emanuel 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 at its facility in Winnipeg.
|2000-present||1.75 g||18.03 mm||92.0% steel (unspecified alloy), 5.5% copper, 2.5% nickel plating|
|1979-1999||2.075 g||18.03 mm||99.9% nickel|
|1969-1978||2.07 g||18.03 mm||99.9% nickel|
|99.9% nickel (172.5M)
50% silver, 50% copper (70.4M)
|1967||2.33 g||18.034 mm||50% silver, 50% copper (30.6M)
80% silver, 20% copper (32.3M)
|1920-1966||2.33 g||18.034 mm||80% silver, 20% copper|
|1910-1919||2.33 g||18.034 mm||92.5% silver, 7.5% copper|
|1858-1910||2.32 g||18.034 mm||92.5% silver, 7.5% copper|
|1967||Canadian Centennial||Alex Colville||62,998,215||Features a mackerel.|
|2001||International Year of the Volunteer||Stan Witten||272,465,000||Issued in honour of the United Nations' International Year of the Volunteer.|
|2017||Canada 150||Amy Choi||Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. Features a maple leaf (titled "Wings of Change") that forms the wings and tail of a dove. The theme of the coin is "Our Character".|
|2006||With new mint mark||5,000||$29.95|
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