The Royal Canadian Mint has released (22nd October) new circulation quality commemorative 10-cent coins, including a version with colour to mark the centenary anniversary of the Bluenose, remembered as a testament of Canadian know-how and innovation. It is the first time a colour-enhanced 10-cent coin minted for circulation has been released.
On the reverse of the new commemorative coins, artist Yves Bérubé’s tribute to Bluenose shows an angled view of the famous schooner, under full sail and heeled to port on the open sea. This dynamic portrayal of a ship that always left the competition in its wake and highlighted Canadian design and manufacture. Two versions have been produced; each is double-dated “1921-2021” with the colour-enhanced versions featuring contrasting blue paint highlighting the deep waters of the North Atlantic.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
|10 cents||Nickel-plated steel||1.75 g||18 mm||Uncirculated||9,000,000|
|10 cents||Nickel-plated steel||1.75 g||18 mm||Uncirculated with applied colour||6,000,000|
|10 cents||Nickel-plated steel||1.75 g||18 mm||Uncirculated||100,000 (sets)|
In all, six million colour-enhanced versions and nine million commemorative ordinary versions of the Bluenose 10-cent coins will begin circulating as of the 22nd October. One is a collector keepsake set featuring both versions of the commemorative circulation coin, packaged with Uncirculated versions of the classic 2021 circulation coins from five cents to $2, and including the traditional Bluenose 10-cent coin with a mintage of 100,000 sets.
Special wrap roll sets consisting of three 50-coin rolls are also available. Each roll features a different commemorative reverse design: The uncoloured and coloured versions featuring Yves Bérubé’s anniversary artwork, as well as “1921-2021” double-dated coins featuring the original 1937 Emmanuel Hahn schooner design. This option has a mintage of 40,000 sets of three rolls.
For additional information, please visit the website of the Royal Canadian Mint.