Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy, Coin from Australia
CoinTen Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy

This coin design was issued in the baby mint sets of the year only; three of the coins in the set are re-imagined versions of the "definitive" types and are designed as baby toys. The ten-cent coin shows a marionette puppet lyrebird in place of the realistic lyrebird of the definitive design.

These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (collector issue). No coins of this type have been released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders) and extends almost to the rim of the coin; consequently, the legend does not run continuously around the rim.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are in tiny letters below left.

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Reverse
Australia / Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is a re-design of Stuart Devlin's realistic lyrebird on the definitive 10-cent piece and shows a marionette puppet lyrebird.

In the top left part of the coin, the numeral for the value: 10 [cents].

Reverse Inscription 10
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images Australia / Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
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Brilliant Unirculated coins in RAM mint sets.

In Set Baby Coins 2022 Uncirculated Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Baby, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents Kangaroo and Emu Toys, 20 Cents, 10 Cents Lyrebird Toy, 5 Cents, Baby Set Medal
Variety Proof FDC
Images Australia / Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coins in RAM mint sets.

In Set Baby Coins 2022 Proof Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Baby, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents Kangaroo and Emu Toys, 20 Cents, 10 Cents Lyrebird Toy, 5 Cents
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Ten Cents 2022 Lyrebird Toy: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTen Cents, NCLT
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value10 (x Cent)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerRoyal Australian Mint
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.7200 mm
Mass5.6500 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-WQWG-ODQG
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