Ten Pence (Large), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Ten Pence (Large), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1968 - 1992)
Coin TypeTen Pence (Large)

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 coin was first issued in 1968 before the currency was decimalised, to circulate in parallel with the florin (two shillings) coin it eventually replaced. Its dimensions were the same as those of the florin, and the florin remained current after 1970, re-denominated as ten new pence.

After a review of the United Kingdom coinage in 1987, the Government announced its intention to issue a smaller 10p coin, which was first issued on 30 September 1992. The original (large) version of the ten pence coin was demonetised in 1993 together with the florin and replaced with a smaller version, which retained the original design by Christopher Ironside.

The large ten pence coins were minted from cupronickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni).

Obverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence (Large) - obverse photo

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

The large version of the ten pence coin was only issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and carried two of her effigies: her Second Portrait by Arnold Machin (1968 - 1984), and her Third Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (1985 - 1992).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · [year]
Reverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence (Large) - reverse photo

The original design by Christopher Ironside features a part of the crest of England, a lion passant guardant royally crowned (i.e. a crowned walking lion to left, facing). The numeral value 10 is below the lion and the denomination in words: NEW PENCE (1968 - 1981) or TEN PENCE (1982 - 1992) is around above.

Reverse Inscription 10 NEW PENCE (1968 - 1981) or 10 TEN PENCE (1982 - 1992)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Pence (Large) - (25) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 1968 336,143,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1968
Ten Pence 1969 314,008,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Ten Pence 1970 133,571,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1970
Ten Pence 1971 63,555,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Ten Pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Ten Pence 1973 152,274,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
Ten Pence 1974 92,841,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Ten Pence 1975 181,659,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Ten Pence 1976 228,320,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
Ten Pence 1977 59,516,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Ten Pence 1978 (Proof only) 86,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Ten Pence 1979 115,538,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Ten Pence 1980 88,793,400 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Ten Pence 1981 3,587,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Ten Pence 1982 (mint sets only) 311,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Ten Pence 1983 (mint sets only) 744,900 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Ten Pence 1984 (mint sets only) 265,340 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Ten Pence 1985 (mint sets only) 280,390 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
Ten Pence 1986 (mint sets only) 271,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
Ten Pence 1987 (mint sets only) 261,084 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
Ten Pence 1988 (mint sets only) 213,381 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
Ten Pence 1989 (mint sets only) 163,273 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
Ten Pence 1990 (mint sets only) 181,658 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Ten Pence 1991 (mint sets only) 130,119 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
Ten Pence 1992 (Large, mint sets only) 140,747 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
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Ten Pence (Large): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofTen Pence
From1968
To1992
Face Value10 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.500 mm
Thickness1.850 mm
Mass11.310 g
Ten Pence (Large): Photos
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Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 10 New Pence, 1969
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Notes: 10 New Pence.
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Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 10 Pence, 1986
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Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 10 New Pence, 1969
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Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 10 Pence, 1986
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