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Coin: Ten Cents 1985
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.

Circulation 10 cent coins of 1985 were produced by the Royal Canadian Mint with a re-cut die showing the Queen with "wiry hair and bushy eyebrows". The coins in mint sets and the proofs of this year however were struck by the Royal Australian Mint and still used the old die.

Large ten cent coins issued in 1985 circulated for 21 years before they were demonetised on 31 October 2006.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value10 (x Cent) TypeTen Cents (Large)
Year1985 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage8,032,000 (8.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Canadian Mint No mint mark 8,000,000 (8.0 million)
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 32,000 (32000)
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 1985.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
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 1985: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In sets (Royal Australian Mint) 20,000 (included in main number)
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 12,000 (included in main number)
Ten Cents 1985: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 41.2 (circulation coins)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 41.1 (proofs and coins in sets)
Ten Cents 1985: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint Proof and set mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof and set mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof and set
Ten Cents 1985 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Canadian MintUncirculated (UNC) 10.32 10.39 10.46 10.53
Royal Canadian MintFine (F) 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.97
Royal Australian MintIn sets (Royal Australian Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 2.96 2.91 2.86 2.81
Ten Cents 1985 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Canadian MintGem Uncirculated 1.99 1.97 1.95 1.93
Royal Canadian MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1.31 0.86 0.41 0.01
Royal Canadian MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 0.39 0.37 0.34 0.31
Royal Australian MintIn sets (Royal Australian Mint)Gem Uncirculated 2.99 2.96 2.93 2.89
Royal Australian MintIn sets (Royal Australian Mint)Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3.85 3.77 3.69 3.62
Royal Australian MintIn sets (Royal Australian Mint)Uncirculated (UNC) 2.87 2.81 2.75 2.69
Royal Australian MintProof (Royal Australian Mint)Proof FDC 3.99 3.94 3.90 3.86
Royal Australian MintProof (Royal Australian Mint)Proof 3.83 3.75 3.67 3.59
Historic values in NZD for Ten Cents 1985 / In sets (Royal Australian Mint) / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for Ten Cents 1985 / Royal Canadian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 1985 / In sets (Royal Australian Mint) / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 1985 / Proof (Royal Australian Mint) / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 1985 / Royal Canadian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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