Friday, November 13, 2009

Volunteer or Else

Do you have a Canadian dime and want to know its value? Leave a comment

If I had any spare time would I volunteer? Well luckily I found this coin instead so I will not be answering that question.

This is actually the sixth time I found this particular Canadian dime and also the least shiny of all of them. When I first found one back in 2001 I was amazed with the quality. It has all the luster of a proof coin yet it was in circulation. Quickly I found a few more all equally proof-like.

Every world coin book I read gave conflicting information about these coins. Some said they were limited, others claim they were only made in proof, and most just overlooked that type.

Thanks to the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins I know the story.

This is an International Year of the Volunteer design on a dime. Made from Multi-Ply plated steel it was made to commemorate the 7.5 million Canadian volunteers who work towards making Canada a better place for all. (Of course I'm quoting the book.)

The reverse has three figures, which look all like women to me, and a radiant sun. The banner says YEAR OF VOLUNTEERS ♦ ANNEES DES BENEVOLES. They were issued for circulation but made with a higher quality, also in silver, and in proof.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Cents / Canada
Year: 2001 P (Non-Proof)
Mintage: 224,714,000
Metal: 92% Steel, 5.5% Copper, 2.5% Nickel (Pictured on a magnet)
Value: $0.10 in G-4

I'm guessing if more people volunteered they might have gotten a special quarter or dollar.

Update: Interesting link from Coins and Canada that shows some die clash varieties. Thanks to LIghtw4re.

Do you have any Canadian 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.

7 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

I have a 1893 Republique Francaise 10 Centimes in Mint conditions. What is the value of this coin

Man said...

1893 Republique Francaise 10 Centimes in Mint conditions

About $50.00

LIghtw4re said...

This is an interesting coin and millions of them exist, like you said. There's a really variety - die clash - that you can see here :

Man said...

There's a really variety - die clash

Very interesting article the one pictured above does have the "filling" but I don't think this is a die clash error.

Thanks for the info I must get the other Volunteers dimes I found and see if they are clashed.

jon said...

how about a 1928 Canadian dime, in rather poor condition?

Man said...

1928 Canadian dime, in rather poor condition about $2.15 just for silver value

Unknown said...

Hi there, i found a Canadian 2000 knowledge toonie, which, for the lack of a better descipton, seems to be deteriorating, just the middle brown part, the part with the polar bears on it. Its a red color where its deteriorating. I'd send you a pic if i knew i dont! Any thoughts or info would be appreciated, thanks!