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Coin: Ten Cents 2012
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 (small)
Year2012 CurrentYes
Mintage20,400,000 (20.4 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Canadian Mint No mint mark 20,400,000 (20.4 million)
Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint) No mint mark 4,500 (4500)
MaterialCopper-plated steel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000 Thickness (mm)1.5800
Mass (g)3.3000
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012.

Obverse inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II
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 inscription

10

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Ten Cents 2012: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In sets (Copper, Royal Dutch Mint) 2,000 (included in main number)
Copper Proof (Royal Dutch Mint) 1,500 (included in main number)
Silver Proof, selectively gold-plated (Royal Dutch Mint) 1,000 (included in main number)
Ten Cents 2012: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 117a, 117b (Copper), 117d (Silver)
Ten Cents 2012: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2016 Mint Sets and proof mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2016 Mintage Sets and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Sets, Copper and Silver Proof
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