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A tiny dot on a coin can make a big difference—in fact, it is the distinguishing feature of a true rarity: Canada's 1936 Dot 10-cent coin. With only six known examples in existence today, the uncommon coin is the kind of ultra-rare, high-value find that puts any collection into a rarefied stratum, and transforms a collector into a custodian of history. Both the obverse and reverse designs have been painstakingly replicated, and all the original details have been kept intact—even the "1936" date on the reverse. And that's a first for us, because the year of issue usually takes precedence. This pure gold version is the next-best thing to owning the original. Order today!

Special features:

Design:

Your coin is a 99.99% pure gold reproduction of the rare 1936 Dot 10-cent coin. Its reverse features the crossed maple boughs designed by W. H. J. Blakemore and bears the original "1936" date. A dot beneath the bow is the identifying mark of coins produced with obsolete designs in early 1937 during the transition to the reign of King George VI. The obverse features the year of issue, "2021", and the historic effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. Mackennal. "The 1936 Dot 10 Cents is one of the rarest Canadians coins ever produced. The few coins extant are either in permanent museum collections or in private collections and are unobtainable for most collectors. Beyond the actual specimens on display in the Bank of Canada Museum, this limited coin from the Royal Canadian Mint presents an opportunity for collectors to own special representations of Canadian numismatic treasures." - David Bergeron: Curator, National Currency Collection - Bank of Canada "The reproduction of such a rare piece comes with its fair share of challenges. Although it required some additional steps during the production process, we were willing to go the distance if it meant we could establish a connection with the past and bring all the original details to today's collectors." - Melanie Luis: Product Manager A "Dot" Variety: The 1936 Dot 10-Cent Coin Following the death of King George V on January 20, 1936, preparations began on a new obverse for 1937 featuring the effigy of King Edward VIII. But the abdication crisis in December 1936 caused an unexpected delay, and concerns of a possible shortage of coins led to an extraordinary issue. Marked by a raised dot on the reverse, a total of 191,237 10-cent coins were produced in early 1937, all bearing the old King George V obverse and the "1936" date. It's unlikely that any of these specimen strikes actually circulated. It is believed most were melted down, and only three of them are known to exist outside of museum collections.

Did you know?

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

Specifications
7431
Canada
Royal Canadian Mint
Brilliant uncirculated
9999
30
CAD 0.10
2021
W. H. J. Blakemore
1.00
550

SKU

7431

Country

Canada

Manufacturer

Royal Canadian Mint

Condition

Brilliant uncirculated

Purity

9999

Diameter (mm)

30

Legal Tender

CAD 0.10

Year

2021

Designer

W. H. J. Blakemore

Metal Weight (ozt)

1.00

Mintage

550
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