Ten Pence (Dent design, Steel), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Ten Pence (Dent design, Steel), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2012 - 2022)
Coin TypeTen Pence (Dent design, Steel)

The ten pence coin is a small circulating denomination of the British (decimal) Pound Sterling. 10 pence equal one tenth of a pound.

In August 2005 the Royal Mint launched a competition to find new reverse designs for all circulating coins apart from the £2 coin. The winner, announced in April 2008, was Matthew Dent, whose designs were gradually introduced into the circulating British coinage from mid-2008. 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 was featured on the £1 coin (now discontinued).

This 10p coin design, which replaced the earlier 10p design by Christopher Ironside, depicts the first quarter of the shield, showing the lions passant from the Royal Banner of England, with the words TEN PENCE above the shield design. The coin's obverse remains largely unchanged, but the beading (the ring of dots around the coin's circumference), which no longer features on the coin's reverse, has also been removed from the obverse.

The ten pence coin was originally minted from cupronickel, but in January 2012 it changed to nickel-plated steel due to the increasing price of metal. From January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions. This will have the side effect of leaving only one circulating reverse and observe combination.

This design was issued until 2022, after which it was superseded by new coinage re-designed for the reign of King Charles III.

Five pence and ten pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £5; this means it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 5p and 10p coins to settle a debt.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence (Dent design, Steel) - obverse photo

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

This coin type was only issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and the obverse featured:
- the Fourth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (by Ian Rank-Broadley), 2012 - 2015
- the Fifth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (by Jody Clark), 2015 - 2022

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch, date
Reverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence (Dent design, Steel) - reverse photo

The first quarter of the Royal Shield of the United Kingdom, showing two lions passant guardant (i.e. walking, facing), to left, from the Royal Banner of England, with the value and denomination TEN PENCE around above the shield design.

Reverse Inscription TEN PENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Pence (Dent design, Steel) - (12) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 2012 11,703,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Ten Pence 2013 320,247,687 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
Ten Pence 2014 490,244,614 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Ten Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 119,045,762 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 91,925,285 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Ten Pence 2016 135,428,830 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
Ten Pence 2017 33,353,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Ten Pence 2018 (mint sets only) 33,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2019 (mint sets only) 44,158 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2020 45,404,314 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
Ten Pence 2021 71,252,674 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2021 ·
Ten Pence 2022 38,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2022 ·
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Ten Pence (Dent design, Steel): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofTen Pence
From2012
To2022
Face Value10 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-plated Steel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.5000 mm
Thickness2.0500 mm
Mass6.5000 g
Ten Pence (Dent design, Steel): Photos
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