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Coin: Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara)
Description

These coins were only issued carded (in a protective capsule embedded in a display card) and were not part of the mint sets or proof sets of the year, which contained the regular "carved Maori head" (koruru) coins instead. The sets however had a five dollar coin with the tuatara design.

The coin is copper-plated steel.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value10 (x Cent) TypeTen Cents (small)
Year2007 CurrentYes
Mintage15,000 (15000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 15,000 (15000)
MaterialCopper-plated steel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000 Thickness (mm)1.5800
Mass (g)3.3100
Obverse

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: NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007.

Obverse inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Reverse

The last surviving member of an otherwise extinct family of reptiles, the tuatara (a lizard-like reptile), native only to New Zealand, is shown waling on a coastal rock. Above, TUATARA. Below, the denomination 10 [cents].

The tuatara was featured on New Zealand 5 cent coins which were discontinued after the 2006 issue. This coin, although of a different design, is a reference to them.

Reverse inscriptionTUATARA 10
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 234
Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
New Zealand Post 2007 Mint link
New Zealand Post 2007 Mintage link
Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 9.92 9.80 9.67 9.54
Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Australian MintGem Uncirculated 4.98 4.93 4.88 4.82
Historic values in NZD for Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara) / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara) / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara): Some useful external links
2007 New Zealand 10c Tuatara Brilliant Uncirculated Coin | New Zealand Post Coins
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