Ten Pence Circulating Commemorative, Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Ten Pence Circulating Commemorative, Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2018 - )
Coin TypeTen Pence Circulating Commemorative

The British decimal ten pence (10p) coin - often pronounced ten pee - is a unit of currency equaling ten one-hundredths of a pound sterling. The circulating coins went through a few transformations: initially, they were large, with dimensions equivalent to the pre-decimal two shilling (florin) coin, and featured a crowned lion reverse; in 1992 this was changed to a smaller 10p coin, retaining the same design.

In 2008 though the reverse was changed to Matthew Dent's design; in a world-first concept, the designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together (the shield in its entirety being featured on the £1 coin).

Starting from 2012, the 10p coin was changed from cupro-nickel to nickel-plated steel.

During all this time, the denomination was only used to issue regular circulating coins. In 2018 however, the Royal Mint made history by starting a "coin hunt" when it issued the 10p A-Z Collection - a series of circulating commemorative coins, each featuring a letter of the alphabet and a British Heritage symbol with a name starting with that letter. Due to their very low mintage, these are avidly collected by the public though and do not, strictly speaking, circulate in any realistic manner.

The 10p coin is legal tender for amounts up to £5.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence Circulating Commemorative - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), date.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), [year]
Reverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence Circulating Commemorative - reverse photo

Various reverses, as individually described in separate listings below.

Reverse Inscription10 NEW PENCE (1971 - 1981), 10 TEN PENCE (1982 - 2008), TEN PENCE (2008 - present)
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Ten Pence Circulating Commemorative (52)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 2018 A - Angel of the North unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 B - Bond... James Bond unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 C - Cricket unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 D - Double Decker Bus unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 E - English Breakfast unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 F - Fish and Chips unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 G - Greenwich Mean Time unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 H - Houses of Parliament unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 I - Ice Cream unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 J - Jubilee unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 K - King Arthur unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 L - Loch Ness unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 M - Mackintosh unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 N - NHS unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 O - Oak Tree unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 P - Postbox unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Q - Queuing unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 R - Robin unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 S - Stonehenge unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 T - Tea unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 U - Union Flag unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 V - Villages unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 W - World Wide Web unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 X - X Marks the Spot unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Y - Yeoman Warder unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Z - Zebra Crossing unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2019 A - Angel of the North unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 B - Bond... James Bond unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 C - Cricket unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 D - Double Decker Bus unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 E - English Breakfast unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 F - Fish and Chips unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 G - Greenwich Mean Time unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 H - Houses of Parliament unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 I - Ice Cream unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 J - Jubilee unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 K - King Arthur unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 L - Loch Ness unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 M - Mackintosh unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 N - NHS unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 O - Oak Tree unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 P - Postbox unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Q - Queuing unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 R - Robin unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 S - Stonehenge unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 T - Tea unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 U - Union Flag unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 V - Villages unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 W - World Wide Web unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 X - X Marks the Spot unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Y - Yeoman Warder unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Z - Zebra Crossing unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
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Ten Pence Circulating Commemorative: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofTen Pence
From2018
Face Value10 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-plated steel
DesignerRoyal Mint
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)20.5000
Thickness (mm)1.5800
Mass (g)3.3000