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Coin: Ten Cents 1981
Description

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value10 (x Cent) TypeTen Cents
Year1981 CurrentYes
Mintage116,146,000 (116.1 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 76,186,000 (76.2 million)
Royal Mint No mint mark 40,000,000 (40.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)5.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)23.6000
Obverse

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
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 inscription

10

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Ten Cents 1981: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 86,000 (included in main number)
Sri Lanka mule 1 (hover mouse for text)
Ten Cents 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 65
Ten Cents 1981: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof, Sri Lanka mule
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Ten Cents 1981: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 10 Cents, Australia, 1981
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List of all (53) coins of type: Australia / Ten Cents
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Ten Cents 1978 Ten Cents 1979 Ten Cents 1980 Ten Cents 1981 Ten Cents 1982 Ten Cents 1983
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Ten Cents 1996 (mint sets only) Ten Cents 1997 Ten Cents 1998 Ten Cents 1999 Ten Cents 2000 Ten Cents 2001
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