CANADA 10 cents 1918


CANADA, 10 cents, 1918, silver, 0.0691 ozT, KM23, AU

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Canada is the nation with the second largest land area, relatively tiny population, strong economy, punches above it’s weight, as they say. Native national entities were destroyed by French and English colonial ventures over two centuries. A confederation agreement in 1867 produced the modern nation, which other North American entities, such as Newfoundland, joined as late as 1949.

The North America category: the big three, the Central American nations, and a bunch of island nations and other political entities in the Caribbean Sea. Greenland we’re putting with Europe. By that criterion we should put Martinique and Aruba with Europe too, but we’re not. I’m not even sure why. Doesn’t matter anyway. Almost all of you are searching for modern coins by country, not by region.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.