Ten Cents (Large), Coin Type from New Zealand - detailed information

Ten Cents (Large), Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 1967 - 2006)
Coin TypeTen Cents (Large)

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 coin was made of cupronickel, 23.62 mm in diameter, and weighed 5.66 grams. Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel. It included the word "shilling" for the years 1967, 1968 and 1969; this was dropped in 1970.

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

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling monarch
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).

With the introduction of decimal currency, 10 cents was equal to one shilling of the earlier (pre-decimal) currency. The two coins were identical in size and shillings remained in circulation (and legal tender) in parallel with the new coins until they were demonetised together with the large 10 cents on 31 October 2006 (when a smaller 10 cents coin was introduced instead).

To assist the public in the transition, the old denomination of ONE SHILLING was also displayed on the new coins issued in the first three years after decimalisation (1967 to 1969).

Reverse Inscription10
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Ten Cents (Large) (40)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Cents 1967 17,300,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Ten Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Ten Cents 1969 3,050,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Ten Cents 1970 2,066,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Ten Cents 1971 2,828,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Ten Cents 1972 2,047,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Ten Cents 1973 3,533,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Ten Cents 1974 4,627,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Ten Cents 1975 7,025,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Ten Cents 1976 5,027,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Ten Cents 1977 5,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Ten Cents 1978 16,038,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Ten Cents 1979 6,041,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Ten Cents 1980 28,044,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Ten Cents 1981 5,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Ten Cents 1982 18,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Ten Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Ten Cents 1984 (mint sets only) 40,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Ten Cents 1985 8,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Ten Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 28,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Ten Cents 1987 21,028,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Ten Cents 1988 23,736,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Ten Cents 1989 9,023,100 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
Ten Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 28,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Ten Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 35,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Ten Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Ten Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Ten Cents 1994 (mint sets only) 11,600 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
Ten Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 9,560 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Ten Cents 1996 12,967,719 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Ten Cents 1997 8,006,282 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Ten Cents 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Ten Cents 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Ten Cents 2000 11,006,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Ten Cents 2001 10,004,274 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Ten Cents 2002 10,004,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Ten Cents 2003 13,004,496 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Ten Cents 2004 6,504,550 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Ten Cents 2005 2,005,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Ten Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) 5,100 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
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Ten Cents (Large): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Sub-type ofTen Cents
From1967
To2006
Face Value10 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.6200
Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5.6600
Ten Cents (Large): Photos
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Coin, New Zealand, Elizabeth II, 10 Cents, 1987
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Coin, New Zealand, Elizabeth II, 10 Cents, 1987
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