Ten Pence (Small, Ironside design), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Ten Pence (Small, Ironside design), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1992 - 2008)
Coin TypeTen Pence (Small, Ironside design)

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 together with the florin in 1993 and replaced with a smaller version, which retained the original design by Christopher Ironside.

These small ten pence coins were minted from cupronickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni). In 2008, a new 10p design by Matthew Dent was introduced, initially in copper-nickel as well, then in nickel-plated steel after 2012. However, the old-type small coins are still legal tender; the 10p coin is legal tender for amounts up to £5.

From January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins (of both designs) 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.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence (Small, Ironside design) - obverse photo

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

The small version of the five pence coin featuring the original design by Christopher Ironside was only issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and carried two of her effigies: her Third Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (1992 - 1997), and her Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (1998 - 2008).

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

Part of the crest of England, formally lion passant guardant royally crowned (i.e. a crowned walking lion to left, facing). The numeral value 10 is below the lion, and the value and denomination in words: TEN PENCE are around above.

Reverse Inscription 10 TEN PENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Pence (Small, Ironside design) - (17) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 1992 (Small) 1,413,595,917 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Ten Pence 1993 (mint sets only) 123,025 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
Ten Pence 1994 (mint sets only) 244,692 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
Ten Pence 1995 43,425,286 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
Ten Pence 1996 118,892,082 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
Ten Pence 1997 99,386,305 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Ten Pence 1998 (mint sets only) 159,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Ten Pence 1999 (mint sets only) 216,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
Ten Pence 2000 134,923,219 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Ten Pence 2001 129,388,113 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
Ten Pence 2002 81,055,309 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
Ten Pence 2003 88,274,512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
Ten Pence 2004 99,721,637 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
Ten Pence 2005 69,726,263 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Ten Pence 2006 118,940,798 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Ten Pence 2007 72,850,093 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design) 9,892,577 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
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Ten Pence (Small, Ironside design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofTen Pence
From1992
To2008
Face Value10 (x Penny)
CurrentNo
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.500 mm
Thickness1.850 mm
Mass6.500 g
Ten Pence (Small, Ironside design): Photos
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Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 10 Pence, 2000
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Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 10 Pence, 1992
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Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 10 Pence, 2000
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