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Canada 10 Cents  1937 to Date
Canada 10 Cents 1937 to Date

The Bluenose is a sailing ship, and Canadians refer to this coin as a Bluenose Dime. The Bluenose suffered a tragic fate. She was decommissioned and sold as a freighter to the West Indies. Transporting bananas, the ship ran aground on a coral reef. No lives were lost, but the ship has been damaged beyond repair, and the crew decided to abandon her on the reef, where she remains today.

Dimes dated before 1967 contain a small amount of silver, as follows

BLUENOSE DIME, GEORGE VI 1937 to 1952: 0.06 troy ounces silver
BLUENOSE DIME, ELIZABETH II 1953 to 1966: 0.06 ounces silver
BLUENOSE DIME 1968 to Date: no precious metal

Check a site like kitco.com for the current silver value, and multiply it by 0.06 to find the precious metal value of the coin. If silver is trading at, say, $20 US dollars per troy ounce, that's 0.06 x 20 = $1.20 per dime, or $60 per roll of 50 coins.

BLUENOSE DIMES MADE OF SILVER 1937 to 1948:
worn: silver value alone
average circulated: silver value alone
well preserved: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $16

BLUENOSE DIMES MADE OF SILVER 1949 to 1956:
worn: silver value alone
average circulated: silver value alone
well preserved: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $6
dimes dated 1956 demand special attention, see below

BLUENOSE DIMES MADE OF SILVER 1957 to 1966:
worn: silver value alone
average circulated: silver value alone
well preserved: silver value alone
fully uncirculated: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value

BLUENOSE DIMES NOT MADE OUT OF SILVER 1968 to Date
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $1

The coin in the upper left picture is not fully uncirculated, but it still has a nice appearance. This is what collectors call eye appeal, and good eye appeal always adds to the value of collectible coins.

There is a slight twist for dimes dated 1956. Some of them have a tiny dot beneath the date. 'With dot' coins command a premium, as follows:

BLUENOSE DIMES 1956 WITH DOT:
worn: silver value alone
average circulated: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $28

Coin: 1218 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: hotrod, Sat, 05-Sep-2009 13:17:18 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 06-Mar-2014 16:45:54 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 19-May-2017 01:28:30 GMT
Requester description: 1947 Canada dime with ship and king
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