The 1972 Canadian dime is a commemorative coin. The design on the obverse is of Queen Elizabeth II with her tiara. On the reverse, it shows the Bluenose, a famous Canadian schooner. The dime is a product of the Royal Canadian Mint, located in Winnipeg. The word “dime” is derived from the French dime, which means tithe or tenth part. It is also worth mentioning that the dime is a symbol of goodwill and service, as the mackerel depicted on the coin is an image of the Great War. The coin was first issued to commemorate the United Nations International Year of Volunteers.
In honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the mint issued a series of commemorative coins. The regular bluenose type, which depicts a maple leaf, was issued in bank rolls and mint sets. In addition, the mint issued a commemorative issue called the Wings of Peace. This coin also featured a stylized maple leaf. The mint released 20 million of these commemorative coins. In addition to the 1972 Canadian dime, Canada also issued special edition coins.
The value of a 1972 Canadian dime can be significantly higher than that of a US one. The dollar value of a 1972 Canadian dime is approximately $0.42, while a 1973 steel penny is worth around $0.43. A dollar bill is worth about $0.02.
As of 2012, there are several different kinds of proof-like sets. Proof-like sets, or MS, are more difficult to find. In general, a proof set is more valuable than one of its parts. There are also proof-like sets, which are minted in Winnipeg, Ottawa, or Winnipeg. Some of these are even more difficult to find than others, which is why they are more valuable when intact. So, if you are planning on collecting a 1972 Canadian dime, make sure to purchase it from an expert.
As far as rarity and value, a 1970s dime is the only one of these types that is not struck in silver. It is plated with copper and nickel. However, the mint’s logo is also engraved on these coins, so you can buy a 1970s dime for a fraction of the cost of a new one. The mint also released several hundred thousand sets of non-P circulation strikes in 2002, which you can find at relatively low prices.
In addition to these coins, there are two kinds of proof-style coins: specimens and proof sets. The latter type is produced with a distinctive finish and is also known as ‘D’. These coins have a different type of pattern. There is a small hole in the die below the number 9 and a raised dot underneath the number five. You can identify these coins as a variety by looking for one with a raised dot.
The Canadian five-cent piece was produced until 1922 and was 15 millimeters in diameter. It was thinner and heavier than the U.S. penny. It was the first Canadian coin to be struck in the same way as the American dime. The Canadian dime is also magnetic, unlike the U.S. dime, which is composed of a copper-nickel alloy. The Canadian dime was essentially identical in size to the American dime until the U.S. coin changed its composition.
Currently, there are fewer than 500 of the rarest 50-cent pieces in circulation. Although the coins were issued in high numbers, only a few entered the circulation. The vast majority were melted down and remade into later versions of the 50-cent piece. The coins worth anywhere from $103,500 to $50,150 CAD at auction. They are not easy to find, and the rarest pieces are often more expensive.
The design of the coin was changed again in 1959 in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. In addition, the coat of arms on the reverse was simplified in 1957. In addition, Queen Elizabeth II suggested replacing the Tudor crown with that of Edward the Confessor. Various artists were responsible for creating the new reverse design. Eventually, the design became one of the most popular Canadian coins and have been sold for up to $5,500 at auction.