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Coin type: Ten Cents
Description

The 10 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966. The original reverse design has not been changed since the introduction.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value10 (x Cent)
Years produced1966 - ? CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStuart Devlin
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)5.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)23.6000
Obverse

Australian decimal coins have carried four portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

The inclusion of an effigy of the Queen on the obverse of Australia's coinage is mandated by Regulation 4 (c) of the Currency Regulations made under the Currency Act 1965. Portraits of Her Majesty have all faced to the right in line with a convention, said to have commenced with Charles II (1660-1685), that the new Monarch's portrait would face in a direction opposite to that of their predecessor.

Obverse inscriptionELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Reverse

Lyrebird seen facing left with its tail plumes expanded forward over its head. The denomination numeral 10 [cents] is above the head of the bird and the artist's initials SD are below, in the field beside its right foot.

Reverse inscription10
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for ten cent coins is 25mm.

List of 53 coins of type: Ten Cents from Australia
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Ten Cents 1966 41,002,110 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Ten Cents 1967 51,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1967
Ten Cents 1968 57,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1968
Ten Cents 1969 22,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Ten Cents 1970 22,321,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970
Ten Cents 1971 20,736,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1971
Ten Cents 1972 12,512,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1972
Ten Cents 1973 27,330,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Ten Cents 1974 46,561,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1974
Ten Cents 1975 50,923,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
Ten Cents 1976 57,081,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Ten Cents 1977 10,995,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
Ten Cents 1978 48,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Ten Cents 1979 36,986,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
Ten Cents 1980 55,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1980
Ten Cents 1981 116,146,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Ten Cents 1982 61,592,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
Ten Cents 1983 82,398,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1983
Ten Cents 1984 25,789,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
Ten Cents 1985 2,175,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
Ten Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
Ten Cents 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Ten Cents 1988 49,006,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Ten Cents 1989 43,067,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Ten Cents 1990 23,091,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Ten Cents 1991 3,215,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Ten Cents 1992 43,795,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Ten Cents 1993 23,146,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Ten Cents 1994 43,765,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Ten Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 137,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Ten Cents 1996 (mint sets only) 149,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Ten Cents 1997 5,732,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Ten Cents 1998 48,021,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Ten Cents 1999 97,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Ten Cents 2000 51,181,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Ten Cents 2001 109,416,569 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Ten Cents 2002 70,368,514 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Ten Cents 2003 53,674,090 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Ten Cents 2004 89,050,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Ten Cents 2005 116,733,520 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Ten Cents 2006 157,087,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Ten Cents 2007 61,096,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Ten Cents 2008 136,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Ten Cents 2009 25,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Ten Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Ten Cents 2010 84,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Ten Cents 2011 1,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Ten Cents 2012 54,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Ten Cents 2013 49,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Ten Cents 2014 60,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Ten Cents 2015 14,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Ten Cents 2016 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Ten Cents 2016 Changeover unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Ten Cents: Some useful external links
Royal Australian Mint: ten cents Wikipedia: Australian ten-cent coin