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Coin: Ten Cents 1974
Description

On 10 July 1967, New Zealand's former pre-decimal pound currency, pegged to the British pound, was changed to a decimal dollar at a rate of two dollars to a pound. Therefore, 10 cents was worth a twentieth of a pound. The 10 cent coin replaced the shilling coin.

The old 10 cent coins were demonetized on 1 November 2006. Many were melted.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value10 (x Cent) TypeTen Cents (Large)
Year1974 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage4,627,000 (4.6 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 4,627,000 (4.6 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.6200 Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5.6600
Obverse

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Reverse

At centre within Maori rafter patterns, a Maori carved head (known as a koruru); above, the denomination 10; below the mask in tiny letters, the designer's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry).

Reverse inscription10
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list circulation mintage of 4,619,000 plus 8,000 proofs.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand lists mintage of 4,627,000. Judging by other years' patterns, this is probably (uncharacteristically) combined circulation and proof mintage.

The John Bertrand New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue also lists a total mintage of 4,627,000 with no breakdown into circulation/sets/proofs.

Ten Cents 1974: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 8,000 (included in main number)
Ten Cents 1974: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 41.1
Ten Cents 1974: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 2010 Mintage Combined mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (52) coins of type: New Zealand / Ten Cents
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Ten Cents 1973 Ten Cents 1974 Ten Cents 1975 Ten Cents 1976 Ten Cents 1977 Ten Cents 1978
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Ten Cents 1985 Ten Cents 1986 (mint sets only) Ten Cents 1987 Ten Cents 1988 Ten Cents 1989 Ten Cents 1990 (mint sets only)
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Ten Cents 1996 Ten Cents 1997 Ten Cents 1998 (mint sets only) Ten Cents 1999 (mint sets only) Ten Cents 2000 Ten Cents 2001
Ten Cents 2002 Ten Cents 2003 Ten Cents 2004 Ten Cents 2005 Ten Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) Ten Cents 2006
Ten Cents 2007 Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara, mint sets) Ten Cents 2008 (mint sets only) Ten Cents 2009 Ten Cents 2010 (mint sets only) Ten Cents 2011
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