Australia: Coin Ten Cents 1999 - detailed information

Australia: Coin Ten Cents 1999
CoinTen Cents 1999

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 1999 have now been in circulation for 19 years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint
Obverse
Australia / Ten Cents 1999 - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Reverse
Australia / Ten Cents 1999 - reverse photo

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 Inscription 10
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 179,016,000 circulation coins plus 28,000 proofs.

10.895 mln circulation ten cent pieces dated 1999 were minted in the 2000/2001 financial year (ending 30 June).

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), p. 53. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/sites/default/files/AnnualReport2001_small.pdf

Ten Cents 1999: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 28,000
Ten Cents 1999: References to Information Used
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Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
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
All Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Ten Cents (55)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Cents 1966 41,002,110 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Ten Cents 1967 51,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1967
Ten Cents 1968 57,200,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1968
Ten Cents 1969 22,100,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Ten Cents 1970 22,321,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970
Ten Cents 1971 20,736,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1971
Ten Cents 1972 12,512,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1972
Ten Cents 1973 27,330,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Ten Cents 1974 46,561,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1974
Ten Cents 1975 50,923,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
Ten Cents 1976 57,081,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Ten Cents 1977 10,995,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
Ten Cents 1978 48,400,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Ten Cents 1979 36,986,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
Ten Cents 1980 55,600,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1980
Ten Cents 1981 116,146,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Ten Cents 1982 61,592,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
Ten Cents 1983 82,398,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1983
Ten Cents 1984 25,789,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
Ten Cents 1985 2,175,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
Ten Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
Ten Cents 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Ten Cents 1988 49,006,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Ten Cents 1989 43,067,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Ten Cents 1990 23,091,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Ten Cents 1991 3,215,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Ten Cents 1992 43,795,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Ten Cents 1993 23,146,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Ten Cents 1994 43,765,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Ten Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 137,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Ten Cents 1996 (mint sets only) 149,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Ten Cents 1997 5,732,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Ten Cents 1998 48,021,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Ten Cents 1999 97,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Ten Cents 2000 51,181,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Ten Cents 2001 109,416,569 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Ten Cents 2002 70,368,514 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Ten Cents 2003 53,674,090 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Ten Cents 2004 89,050,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Ten Cents 2005 116,733,520 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Ten Cents 2006 157,087,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Ten Cents 2007 61,096,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Ten Cents 2008 136,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Ten Cents 2009 25,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Ten Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Ten Cents 2010 84,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Ten Cents 2011 1,700,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Ten Cents 2012 54,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Ten Cents 2013 49,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Ten Cents 2014 60,700,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Ten Cents 2015 14,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Ten Cents 2016 42,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Ten Cents 2016 Changeover 6,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Ten Cents 2017 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Ten Cents 2018 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
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Ten Cents 1999: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTen Cents
Issued1999
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value10 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
Mintage97,100,000 (97.1 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)5.6500
Mass (g)23.7200
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Ten Cents 1999: Photos
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Australia, Elizabeth II, 10 Cents, 1999
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Ten Cents 1999: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 402