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

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

On 31 July 2006, the new 10 cent coin was released alongside the new 20 cent and 50 cent coins as part of the Reserve Bank's "Change for the better" silver coin replacement. The new 10 cent coins are made of steel, plated with copper. The new coins are 20.5 mm in diameter and 3.30 grams in weight. They have unmilled (plain) edges.

The reverse preserves the iconic "koruru" design by Reginald George James Berry. Koruru feature particularly strongly at the apex of the gable of a large carved house that was symbolic of the face of an important Māori ancestor from that part of the country. This particular koruru was designed by Mr James Berry specifically for use on New Zealand currency and is representative of designs from various regions.

The old (large) 10 cent coins were demonetised on 1 November 2006.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend (in English), date.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling monarch, date
Reverse

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

Reverse Inscription10
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Ten Cents (small): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Sub-type ofTen Cents
From2006
Face Value10 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-plated steel
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000
Thickness (mm)1.5800
Mass (g)3.3100
Ten Cents (small): Photos
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New Zealand, 10 Cents, 2007
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New Zealand, 10 Cents, 2007
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