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Canada 2005 10 Cent Bluenose Schooner Sailing Ship Dime First Day of Minting Cover

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Hard-to-find set includes a handsome dime from Canada, one of only 5000 struck on the first day of minting!

Sold out at the Mint!The legendary schooner Bluenose has graced the ten cent coin since 1937. In 1920 the Halifax Herald newspaper established the International Fisherman's Trophy racing series for bona fide working ships. The Bluenose was built and launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1921 to compete for the trophy. It won and remained unbeaten for 18 years! The design honoring this winning schooner was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn. The coin itself was made of nickel from 1968 to 2001, when it was changed to nickel-plated steel.

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2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & ReverseFirst Day of Minting Covers - A Great Value!
This set includes a true first-strike dime with a very limited mintage! Each coin was struck with fresh dies on the very first day of minting for the sharpest details and clearest design, and each is attractively packaged in a full-color folder. Only 5,000 of these first day cover sets were assembled, ensuring that they'll always be in short supply, and they are the only way to get the first day of minting coins, so be sure to get yours today!

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Obverse
The world-famous schooner Bluenose under full sail. The ten cent design was first used on the Canadian dime in 1937. The denomination and date of issue also appear.

Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Packaging
The first day of minting coin is handsomely displayed in an large (8 inches by 5 inches) presentation folder with full-color illustrations and bilingual text.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2005
   
Face Value 10 Cents
Weight 1.75 g
Diameter 18.03 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition RCM Multilayer Plating
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Emanuel Hahn

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