My latest find is nothing too special. The 1992 Canadian ten cents is very common but it has something extra, a second date.
Dual date coins often commemorate some anniversary in this case the 125th birthday of Canada. In some foreign coins they have dual dates in different languages or for a leader's reign. The United States most famous dual dates were in 1976 for the country's bicentennial. Since then many U.S. coins have two or more dates thanks to the special quarter program.
Usually the dates are the year of issue and one in the past. Although coins dated with a future date are seen. The 2003 Missouri quarter has four dates 1821 (year it became a state), 1804 (year of discovery), 2004 (anniversary of discovery), and 2003 (year of issue).
When describing a coin with dual or multiple dates most of the time the oldest date is the official date. Better is to describe all the dates, rarely is the earliest date the issue date.
Sometimes I get frustrated when someone says..
Commenter: "I got a 10 cent Canada coin from 1867"
Man: "Not possible it doesn't exist."
Commenter: "Yeah I found in my change it is new and from 1867"
Man: "Can you describe it?"
Commenter: "Well it has a boat, Queen Elizabeth II, and looks like other Canadian 10 cents."
Man: "Does it have a 1992?"
Commenter: "Yes, but it's from 1867."
I understand you don't have to be an expert on coins but a little bit of scientific analysis. Some common
Here's the stats...
Type / Country: 10 Cents / Canada
Year: 1992 (1867-)
Metal: 100% Nickel
Value: $0.10 in Fine
Do you have a foreign coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.