Canadian coins obverses comparison - Coins and Canada

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Canadian coins obverses comparison

The multiple obverses on Canadian coins might be hard to identify or remember especially for new collectors. This comparison tool will assist you through the major recognized obverses through key design elements.

10 cents - Victoria

Select two obverses below and click compare to search the main differences.

Obverses for other denominations and monarchs will be added soon.

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Obverse 1 vs Obverse 2

Ear - Obverse 1

Small crescent moon shaped hole

Ear - Obverse 2

Peanut shaped hole

Chin - Obverse 1

Round

Chin - Obverse 2

Double

Hair to the braid - Obverse 1

Thin first strand

Hair to the braid - Obverse 2

Thick first strand

Top hair - Obverse 1

Turn right

Top hair - Obverse 2

Turn left

Bust - Obverse 1

Above A

Bust - Obverse 2

Between C and A

Existing Victoria 10 cents obverses for each year

  • Obverse # 1: 1858, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1880 and 1881
  • Obverse # 2: 1880 and 1881
  • Obverse # 3: 1882 and 1883
  • Obverse # 4: 1884, 1885 and 1886
  • Obverse # 5: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1896 and 1898
  • Obverse # 6: 1892, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900 and 1901
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