Ten Cents 2002, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Ten Cents 2002, Coin from Australia
CoinTen Cents 2002

The Australian 10 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966 when it replaced the pre-decimal Australian shilling. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin has not been changed since its 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, after the five cents piece.

Coins issued in 2002 have now been in circulation for 18 years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage70,487,062 (70.5 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Australia / Ten Cents 2002 - 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 2002.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Reverse
Australia / Ten Cents 2002 - 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 right field beside its foot.

Reverse Inscription 10
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure includes:
26,240,000 circulation coins dated 2002, minted in the 2001/2002 financial year (ending 30 June)
44,089,000 circulation coins dated 2002, minted 2002/2003
85,306 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2001/2002
19,247 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2002/2003
44,025 proofs, minted 2001/2002
9,484 proofs, minted 2002/2003

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2001 - 2002 (2002), pp 53, 55. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)
Royal Australian Mint, 2002-03 Annual Report Supplement (2003), pp 2, 4. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Ten Cents 2002: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets Australia / Ten Cents 2002 / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2002 / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage 104,553 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant uncirculated coins issued in mint sets (minted during 2001/2002 financial year + minted 2002/2003):
2002 Year of the Outback Six Coin Uncirculated Set - issued in folder with external hard envelope; six coins, incl. the Outback 50 cents and the Outback $1 - 60,812 + 7,940
2002 Year of the Outback Australian Baby Coin Set - as above, but in a box with matching illustrated cover - 22,542 + 9,937
Australian Wedding Coin Collection 2002 - "specimen"-grade uncirculated coins, in a burgundy coloured holder, boxed - 1,952 + 1,370

Variety Proof FDC Australia / Ten Cents 2002 / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2002 / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 53,509 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins issued in mint sets (minted during 2001/2002 financial year + minted 2002/2003):
2002 Year of the Outback Six Coin Proof Set - issued in rigid plastic case within a folder and encased in an outer shipper box; six coins, incl. the Outback 50 cents and the coloured Outback $1 - 34,313 + 5,200
2002 Year of the Outback Australian Baby Coin Set - Proof - as above, but in a box with matching illustrated cover - 9,712 + 4,284

Ten Cents 2002: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2002, 2003 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2002, 2003 Mintage link
All (57) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Ten Cents
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 51,152,153 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 70,487,062 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 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 6,290,661 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
Ten Cents 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Ten Cents 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Ten Cents 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Ten Cents 2002: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTen Cents
Issued2002
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value10 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage70,329,000 (70.3 million)
Total Mintage70,487,062 (70.5 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)5.6500
Mass (g)23.7200
OCC IDDBYN-KODD-CQLO-PQMG
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Ten Cents 2002: Photos
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2002 10c CuNi Proof for the Proof Year Set
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Proof.
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2002 10c CuNi Proof for the Proof Year Set
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Proof.
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2002 10c CuNi Unc for the Uncirculated Year Set
Copyright: Downies
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2002 10c CuNi Unc for the Uncirculated Year Set
Copyright: Downies
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Ten Cents 2002: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 402