This huge low mintage 2018 pure silver Bluenose Dime is the third coin in the 2018 "Big Coins" pure silver proof series, and part of one of the most sought after collections ever offered by the Royal Canadian Mint. The popularity of this series is easy to understand. In addition to their impressive appearance, collectability is strongly supported by the extremely low mintage, which has been reduced this year to just 1,500 from the mintage of 2,150 in 2017.The coins are also widely viewed as the highest quality annual coin set in Canada, with each coin representing the very best and lowest mintage example of the denomination. While a regular ten cent coin has a diameter of 18.03 mm and a weight of just 1.75 grams in base metal, this ten cent has a diameter of 65 mm and has a weight of over 155 grams, or 5 ounces, in pure silver.
This is about equal the weight of 88 regular dimes. The coin is double or triple struck to ensure fine detail and a near flawless surface, while the design is further enhanced with selective rose coloured gold plating on both sides, highlighting the coin's main design and the effigy of the queen. As a pure silver coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "canadiancoinandcurrency" and is located in this country: CA.This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.