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Coin type: Ten Pence
Description

The British decimal ten pence (10p) coin - often pronounced ten pee - is a unit of currency equalling ten one-hundredths of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction in 1968, replacing the two shilling coin in preparation for decimalisation in 1971. Three different portraits of the Queen have been used on the coin, with the latest design by Ian Rank-Broadley being introduced in 1998. The second and current reverse, featuring a segment of the Royal Shield, was introduced in 2008.

Five pence and ten pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £5; this means that it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 5p and 10p coins in order to settle a debt.

The ten pence coin was originally minted from cupro-nickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni), but since 2012 it has been minted in nickel-plated steel due to the increasing price of metal. From January 2013 the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions. This will have the side effect of leaving only one circulating reverse and obverse combination.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type of Sub-types Ten Pence (Large)
Ten Pence (CuproNickel, Ironside design)
Ten Pence (CuproNickel, Dent design)
Ten Pence (Steel, Dent design)
Face value10 (x Penny)
Years produced1968 - ? CurrentYes
Material Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Reverse inscription

Edge Edge inscription

List of 45 coins of type: Ten Pence from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Ten pence 1968 336,143,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1969 314,008,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1970 133,571,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1971 63,205,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1973 152,174,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1974 92,741,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1975 181,559,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1976 228,220,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1977 59,323,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1978 (Proof only) 88,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1979 115,457,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1980 88,650,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1981 3,487,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1982 (Proof only) 107,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1983 (Proof only) 108,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1984 (Proof only) 107,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1985 (Proof only) 102,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Ten pence 1986 (Proof only) 125,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1987 (Proof only) 89,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1988 (Proof only) 125,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1989 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1990 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1991 (Proof only) 56,144 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1992 1,413,455,170 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1993 (Proof and mints sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1994 (Proof and mints sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1995 43,259,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1996 118,738,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1997 99,196,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Ten pence 1998 (Proof and mints sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2001 129,281,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2002 80,934,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2003 88,118,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2004 99,602,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2005 69,604,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2006 118,803,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2008 (Ironside design) 9,720,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2009 84,360,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2010 96,600,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2011 59,603,850 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2012 11,600,030 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2013 320,200,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2014 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 2015 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten Pence: Some useful external links
The Royal Mint Museum: Ten pence coin