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 Inscription Legend 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 Inscription 10 NEW PENCE (1971 - 1981), 10 TEN PENCE (1982 - 2008), TEN PENCE (2008 - present)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Pence Circulating Commemorative - (52) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 2018 A - Angel of the North 376,704 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 B - Bond... James Bond 380,378 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 C - Cricket 363,363 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 D - Double Decker Bus 357,475 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 E - English Breakfast 368,264 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 F - Fish and Chips 354,048 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 G - Greenwich Mean Time 351,133 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 H - Houses of Parliament 355,933 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 I - Ice Cream 367,505 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 J - Jubilee 352,692 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 K - King Arthur 356,292 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 L - Loch Ness 366,695 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 M - Mackintosh 359,254 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 N - NHS 368,969 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 O - Oak Tree 359,512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 P - Postbox 354,269 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Q - Queuing 345,768 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 R - Robin 368,927 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 S - Stonehenge 365,357 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 T - Tea 355,254 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 U - Union Flag 354,335 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 V - Villages 352,236 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 W - World Wide Web 353,127 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 X - X Marks the Spot 349,117 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Y - Yeoman Warder 353,386 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Z - Zebra Crossing 350,751 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2019 A - Angel of the North 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 B - Bond... James Bond 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 C - Cricket 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 D - Double Decker Bus 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 E - English Breakfast 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 F - Fish and Chips 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 G - Greenwich Mean Time 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 H - Houses of Parliament 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 I - Ice Cream 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 J - Jubilee 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 K - King Arthur 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 L - Loch Ness 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 M - Mackintosh 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 N - NHS 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 O - Oak Tree 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 P - Postbox 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Q - Queuing 83,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 R - Robin 64,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 S - Stonehenge 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 T - Tea 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 U - Union Flag 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 V - Villages 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 W - World Wide Web 63,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 X - X Marks the Spot 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Y - Yeoman Warder 63,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Z - Zebra Crossing 63,000 Queen Elizabeth II - 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)
Size20.500 mm
Thickness1.580 mm
Mass3.300 g