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Coin type: Ten Cents
Description

In 1969, Fiji changed to a decimal currency. The currency structure was the 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and 20c coins, and the $0.50, $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 notes.

In October 2008, the issuance of 1 and 2 cents coins ceased. In February 2009, a new set of smaller size and lighter coins were introduced. The larger size coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents as well as the 1 and 2 cents were demonetised in April 2009.

According to Krause:
From 1969 to 1987, ten cent coins were copper-nickel and measured 23.6 mm, with a mass of 5.65 g.
From 1990 to 2006, ten cent coins were nickel-plated steel and measured 23.6 mm, with a mass of 4.75 g.
2009 and later issues are nickel-plated steel and measure 21.5 mm, with a mass of 3.55 g.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types Ten Cents Old
Ten Cents New
Face value10 (x Cent)
Years produced1969 - ? CurrentYes
Material DesignerJ. Ken Payne
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Between 1969 and 2010, the obverse of the 10 cent coins depicted an effigy of the monarch, legend and date. During this time, the only monarch was Queen Elizabeth II and the legend used was ELIZABETH II FIJI.

In 2012, a new series was started where the obverse depicts representatives of the fauna of Fiji. The 10 cent coins have a Beka Mirimiri (Fiji Flying Fox) hanging upside down; the legend is FIJI [year] Beka mirimiri.

Obverse inscription
Reverse

Ula tava tava (a Fijian throwing club); above, 10; below, cents. 2012 and later issues have lulā tavatava around above.

The model for the coin was a prized possession of King Cakobau (1817 - 1883). It is now in the Fiji Museum in Suva.

The design is by J. Ken Payne from Suva, Fiji.

Reverse inscription10 cents
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
List of 29 coins of type: Ten Cents from Fiji
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Ten Cents 1969 3,510,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1969
Ten Cents 1973 750,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1973
Ten Cents 1975 752,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1975
Ten Cents 1976 805,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1976
Ten Cents 1977 240,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1977
Ten Cents 1978 666,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1978
Ten Cents 1979 702,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Ten Cents 1980 1,002,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1980
Ten Cents 1981 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Ten Cents 1982 1,503,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1982
Ten Cents 1983 3,006,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1983
Ten Cents 1984 5,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1984
Ten Cents 1985 660,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1985
Ten Cents 1986 740,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1986
Ten Cents 1987 740,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1987
Ten Cents 1990 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1990
Ten Cents 1992 31,640,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1992
Ten Cents 1994 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1994
Ten Cents 1995 736,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1995
Ten Cents 1996 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1996
Ten Cents 1997 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1997
Ten Cents 1998 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1998
Ten Cents 1999 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1999
Ten Cents 2000 1,340,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2000
Ten Cents 2006 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2006
Ten Cents 2009 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2009
Ten Cents 2012 unknown FIJI 2012 Beka mirimiri
Twenty Cents 2012 unknown FIJI 2012 Kakā
Ten Cents 2013 unknown FIJI 2013 Beka mirimiri