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Coin: Ten Cents 1989
Description

The 10 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966. The original reverse design has not been changed since the introduction. After the withdrawal of the one cent and two cents denominations from circulation in February 1992, the ten cent coin is now the second smallest circulating coin of the Australian dollar.

Coins issued in 1989 have now been in circulation for 29 years.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value10 (x Cent) TypeTen Cents
Year1989 CurrentYes
Mintage43,067,000 (43.1 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 43,067,000 (43.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)5.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)23.6000
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait"); incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Reverse

Lyrebird seen facing left with its tail plumes expanded forward over its head. The denomination numeral 10 [cents] is above the head of the bird; the artist's initials SD (for Stuart Devlin) are in (very) tiny letters below, in the field beside its right foot.

Reverse inscription10
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Ten Cents 1989: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 67,000 (included in main number)
Ten Cents 1989: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 81
Ten Cents 1989: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (55) coins of type: Australia / Ten Cents
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