Ten Cents, Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Ten Cents, Coin Type from Australia (issued 1966 - )
Coin TypeTen Cents

The 10 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966. Given that the earlier Australian Pound was equal to 240 pence, and the new Australian Dollar was introduced at two dollars to the pound, the ten cents denomination was exactly equal to the earlier Australian Shilling - both in value and in size (the coins were made of the same dimensions and mass). It is thus a direct descendant of the British Shilling.

The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin has not been changed since the introduction. After the withdrawal of the one cent and two cents denominations from circulation in February 1992, the ten cent coin is now the second smallest circulating coin of the Australian dollar.

Australian 10 cent coins have been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and the Royal Mint, Llantrisant.

Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel.

Obverse

Australian decimal coins have carried four portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

The inclusion of an effigy of the Queen on the obverse of Australia's coinage is mandated by Regulation 4 (c) of the Currency Regulations made under the Currency Act 1965. Portraits of Her Majesty have all faced to the right in line with a convention, said to have commenced with Charles II (1660-1685), that the new Monarch's portrait would face in a direction opposite to that of their predecessor.

Obverse InscriptionELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
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; the artist's initials SD (for Stuart Devlin) are in (very) tiny letters below, in the field beside its right foot.

Reverse Inscription10
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for ten cent coins is 25mm.

All Coins of Type: Ten Cents (56)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Ten Cents 1966 Australia / Ten Cents 1966 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1966 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 30,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 11,002,110
Total Mintage: 41,002,110
Ten Cents 1967 Australia / Ten Cents 1967 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1967 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 51,032,000
Ten Cents 1968 Australia / Ten Cents 1968 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1968 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 57,200,000
Ten Cents 1969 Australia / Ten Cents 1969 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1969 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 22,100,000
Ten Cents 1970 Australia / Ten Cents 1970 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1970 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 22,321,000
Ten Cents 1971 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 20,736,000
Ten Cents 1972 Australia / Ten Cents 1972 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1972 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 12,512,000
Ten Cents 1973 Australia / Ten Cents 1973 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1973 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 27,330,000
Ten Cents 1974 Australia / Ten Cents 1974 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1974 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 46,561,000
Ten Cents 1975 Australia / Ten Cents 1975 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1975 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 50,923,000
Ten Cents 1976 Australia / Ten Cents 1976 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1976 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 57,081,000
Ten Cents 1977 Australia / Ten Cents 1977 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1977 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 10,995,000
Ten Cents 1978 Australia / Ten Cents 1978 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1978 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 48,400,000
Ten Cents 1979 Australia / Ten Cents 1979 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1979 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 36,986,000
Ten Cents 1980 Australia / Ten Cents 1980 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1980 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 55,600,000
Ten Cents 1981 Australia / Ten Cents 1981 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1981 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Australian Mint: 76,186,000
- Royal Mint: 40,000,000
Total Mintage: 116,146,000
Ten Cents 1982 Australia / Ten Cents 1982 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1982 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 61,592,000
Ten Cents 1983 Australia / Ten Cents 1983 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1983 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 82,398,000
Ten Cents 1984 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 25,789,000
Ten Cents 1985 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,175,000
Ten Cents 1986 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 247,000
Ten Cents 1987 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 270,000
Ten Cents 1988 Australia / Ten Cents 1988 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1988 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 49,006,000
Ten Cents 1989 Australia / Ten Cents 1989 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1989 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 43,067,000
Ten Cents 1990 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 23,091,000
Ten Cents 1991 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 3,215,000
Ten Cents 1992 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 43,795,000
Ten Cents 1993 Australia / Ten Cents 1993 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1993 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 23,146,000
Ten Cents 1994 Australia / Ten Cents 1994 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1994 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 43,765,000
Ten Cents 1995 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 137,000
Ten Cents 1996 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 149,000
Ten Cents 1997 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 5,732,000
Ten Cents 1998 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 48,021,000
Ten Cents 1999 Australia / Ten Cents 1999 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 1999 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 97,100,000
Ten Cents 2000 Australia / Ten Cents 2000 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2000 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 51,181,000
Ten Cents 2001 Australia / Ten Cents 2001 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2001 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 109,416,569
Ten Cents 2002 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 70,368,514
Ten Cents 2003 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 53,674,090
Ten Cents 2004 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 89,050,000
Ten Cents 2005 Australia / Ten Cents 2005 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2005 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 116,733,520
Ten Cents 2006 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 157,087,000
Ten Cents 2007 Australia / Ten Cents 2007 - reverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2007 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 61,096,000
Ten Cents 2008 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 136,000,000
Ten Cents 2009 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 25,300,000
Ten Cents 2010 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 84,900,000
Ten Cents 2011 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,700,000
Ten Cents 2012 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 54,000,000
Ten Cents 2013 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 49,200,000
Ten Cents 2014 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 60,700,000
Ten Cents 2015 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 14,300,000
Ten Cents 2016 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 42,000,000
Ten Cents 2016 Changeover Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 6,200,000
Ten Cents 2017 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Ten Cents 2018 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Ten Cents 2019 (Fourth Portrait) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Ten Cents 2019 (Fifth Portrait) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Ten Cents: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
From1966
Face Value10 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)5.6500
Mass (g)23.7200
Ten Cents: Photos
ImageDetails
Australia - 10 Cents - 2000
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source
Australia, Elizabeth II, 10 Cents, 1981
Copyright: NumisCorner.com
Source
Australia, Elizabeth II, 10 Cents, 1993
Copyright: NumisCorner.com
Source
Australia - 10 Cents - 2000
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source