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New Zealand: Coin Ten Cents 1972
CoinTen Cents 1972

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.

Large ten cent coins issued in 1972 circulated for 34 years before they were demonetised on 31 October 2006.

MintRoyal Australian Mint
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 1972.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
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 Inscription 10
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list circulation mintage of 2,039,000 plus 8,000 proofs.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand lists circulation mintage of 2,024,000.

The John Bertrand New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue lists a total mintage of 2,047,000 with no breakdown in circulation/sets/proofs.

Ten Cents 1972: Known varieties
Variety In sets
Mintage 15,000 (included in total)
DetailsInferred from Reserve Bank of New Zealand, The John Bertrand New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue and Krause figures, but not listed separately by either of them.
Variety Proof
Mintage 8,000 (included in total)
Ten Cents 1972: 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 Proof mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 2010 Mintage Combined mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Ten Cents 1972 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 4.93 4.85 4.76 4.68
Royal Australian MintFine (F) 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.97
Ten Cents 1972 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintProofProof FDC 4.98 4.93 4.88 4.82
Royal Australian MintProofProof 4.79 4.69 4.58 4.48
Royal Australian MintGem Uncirculated 1.99 1.97 1.95 1.93
Royal Australian MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1.09 0.93 0.77 0.61
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 0.31 0.19 0.07 0.01
Royal Australian MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.14
Historic values in NZD for Ten Cents 1972 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 1972 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 1972 / Proof / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Ten Cents (53)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Cents 1967 17,300,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Ten Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Ten Cents 1969 3,050,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Ten Cents 1970 2,066,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Ten Cents 1971 2,828,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Ten Cents 1972 2,047,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Ten Cents 1973 3,533,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Ten Cents 1974 4,627,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Ten Cents 1975 7,025,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Ten Cents 1976 5,027,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Ten Cents 1977 5,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Ten Cents 1978 16,038,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Ten Cents 1979 6,041,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Ten Cents 1980 28,044,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Ten Cents 1981 5,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Ten Cents 1982 18,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Ten Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Ten Cents 1984 (mint sets only) 40,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Ten Cents 1985 8,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Ten Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 28,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Ten Cents 1987 21,028,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Ten Cents 1988 23,736,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Ten Cents 1989 9,023,100 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
Ten Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 28,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Ten Cents 1990 150th Anniversary 17,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Ten Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 35,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Ten Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Ten Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Ten Cents 1994 (mint sets only) 11,600 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
Ten Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 9,560 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Ten Cents 1996 12,967,719 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Ten Cents 1997 8,006,282 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Ten Cents 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Ten Cents 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Ten Cents 2000 11,006,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Ten Cents 2001 10,004,274 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Ten Cents 2002 10,004,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Ten Cents 2003 13,004,496 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Ten Cents 2004 6,504,550 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Ten Cents 2005 2,005,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Ten Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) 5,100 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Ten Cents 2006 140,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Ten Cents 2007 15,009,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Ten Cents 2008 (mint sets only) 8,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
Ten Cents 2009 30,003,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Ten Cents 2010 (mint sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Ten Cents 2011 20,404,700 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Ten Cents 2012 20,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Ten Cents 2013 27,003,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Ten Cents 2014 17,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Ten Cents 2015 21,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Ten Cents 2016 11,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
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Ten Cents 1972: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeTen Cents (Large)
Issued1972
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value10 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,047,000 (2.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.6200
Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5.6600
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Ten Cents 1972: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 41.1