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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 52 coins of type: Ten Pence from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 1968 336,143,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1968
Ten Pence 1969 314,008,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Ten Pence 1970 133,571,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1970
Ten Pence 1971 63,555,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Ten Pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Ten Pence 1973 152,274,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
Ten Pence 1974 92,841,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Ten Pence 1975 181,659,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Ten Pence 1976 228,320,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
Ten Pence 1977 59,516,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Ten Pence 1978 (Proof only) 86,100 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Ten Pence 1979 115,538,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Ten Pence 1980 88,793,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Ten Pence 1981 3,587,300 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Ten Pence 1982 (Proof and mint sets only) 311,800 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Ten Pence 1983 (Proof and mint sets only) 744,900 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Ten Pence 1984 (Proof and mint sets only) 265,340 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Ten Pence 1985 (Proof and mint sets only) 280,390 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
Ten Pence 1986 (Proof and mint sets only) 271,821 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
Ten Pence 1987 (Proof and mint sets only) 261,084 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
Ten Pence 1988 (Proof and mint sets only) 213,381 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
Ten Pence 1989 (Proof and mint sets only) 163,273 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
Ten Pence 1990 (Proof and mint sets only) 181,658 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Ten Pence 1991 (Proof and mint sets only) 130,119 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
Ten Pence 1992 (Large, proof and sets only) 140,747 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Ten Pence 1992 (Small) 1,413,595,917 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Ten Pence 1993 (Proof and mints sets only) 123,025 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
Ten Pence 1994 (Proof and mints sets only) 244,692 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
Ten Pence 1995 43,425,286 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
Ten Pence 1996 118,892,082 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
Ten Pence 1997 99,386,305 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Ten Pence 1998 (Proof and mints sets only) 159,862 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1998
Ten Pence 1999 (Proof and mints sets only) 216,840 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1999
Ten Pence 2000 134,923,219 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2000
Ten Pence 2001 129,388,113 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2001
Ten Pence 2002 81,055,309 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2002
Ten Pence 2003 88,274,512 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2003
Ten Pence 2004 99,721,637 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2004
Ten Pence 2005 69,726,263 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2005
Ten Pence 2006 118,940,798 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2006
Ten Pence 2007 72,850,093 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2007
Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design) 9,892,577 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
Ten Pence 2008 (Dent design) 71,567,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
Ten Pence 2009 84,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2009
Ten Pence 2010 96,690,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2010
Ten Pence 2011 59,643,850 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2011
Ten Pence 2012 11,633,530 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2012
Ten Pence 2013 320,234,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2013
Ten Pence 2014 490,236,520 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2014
Ten Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 119,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2015
Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 91,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Ten Pence 2016 135,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
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