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Coin: Ten Cents 1970
Description

With the introduction of decimal currency on 10 July 1967, the new 10 cents denomination was equal to one shilling of the earlier (pre-decimal) currency. The two coins were identical in size and shillings remained in circulation (and legal tender) in parallel with the new coins until they were both demonetised in 2006, when a smaller ten cents coin was introduced instead. To assist the public in the transition, the old denomination of ONE SHILLING was displayed on the new coins issued in the first three years after decimalisation (1967 to 1969). 1970 was the first year when this was omitted.

Large ten cent coins issued in 1970 circulated for 36 years before they were demonetised on 31 October 2006.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value10 (x Cent) TypeTen Cents (Large)
Year1970 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,066,010 (2.1 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 2,066,010 (2.1 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.6200 Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5.6600
Obverse

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1970.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Reverse

At centre within Māori rafter patterns, a Māori carved head (known as a koruru); above, the denomination 10 [cents]. Below the mask in tiny letters, the designer's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry).

Reverse inscription10
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Ten Cents 1970: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Prooflike 20,000 (included in main number)
Proof 10 (included in main number)
Ten Cents 1970: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 41.1
Ten Cents 1970: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Prooflike and Proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Prooflike and Proof
Ten Cents 1970 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 2.99 2.96 2.93 2.89
Royal Australian MintFine (F) 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.97
Ten Cents 1970 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Australian MintProoflikeGem Uncirculated 1.49 1.48 1.46 1.45
Royal Australian MintProoflikeBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1.44 1.40 1.37 1.34
Royal Australian MintGem Uncirculated 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.96
Royal Australian MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 0.55 0.47 0.39 0.31
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 0.26 0.21 0.17 0.12
Royal Australian MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.14
Historic values in NZD for Ten Cents 1970 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 1970 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 1970 / Prooflike / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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