Ten Cents 2015, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Ten Cents 2015, Coin from New Zealand
CoinTen Cents 2015

The New Zealand ten-cent coin is currently the lowest denomination coin of the New Zealand Dollar. The earlier large ten-cent coin was introduced with the introduction of New Zealand Dollar currency on 10 July 1967, when it replaced the New Zealand shilling; the shilling - having exactly the same dimensions - remained legal tender and in parallel use.

On 31 July 2006, the new smaller 10 cent coin was released alongside the new 20 cent and 50 cent coins as part of the New Zealand Reserve Bank's "Change for the better" silver coin replacement, when the previous smallest denomination - the 5 cents - was demonetised, along with the larger versions of the newly introduced coins. The new 10 cent coins are made of steel, plated with copper. They are 20.5 mm in diameter and 3.30 grams in weight, and have unmilled (plain) edges.

The reverse preserves the iconic "koruru" design by Reginald George James Berry. Koruru feature particularly strongly at the apex of the gable of a large carved house that was symbolic of the face of an important Māori ancestor from that part of the country. This particular koruru was designed by Mr James Berry specifically for use on New Zealand currency and is representative of designs from various regions.

10c coins issued in 2015 have now been in circulation for six years.

MintRoyal Canadian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage21,600,000 (21.6 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
New Zealand / Ten Cents 2015 - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her 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 2015.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Reverse
New Zealand / Ten Cents 2015 - reverse photo

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
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Ten Cents 2015: References to Information Used
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All (56) coins of type: Ten Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Cents 1967 17,300,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Ten Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Ten Cents 1969 3,050,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Ten Cents 1970 2,066,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Ten Cents 1971 2,828,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Ten Cents 1972 2,047,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Ten Cents 1973 3,533,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Ten Cents 1974 4,627,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Ten Cents 1975 7,025,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Ten Cents 1976 5,027,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Ten Cents 1977 5,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Ten Cents 1978 16,038,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Ten Cents 1979 6,041,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Ten Cents 1980 28,044,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Ten Cents 1981 5,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Ten Cents 1982 18,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Ten Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Ten Cents 1984 (mint sets only) 40,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Ten Cents 1985 8,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Ten Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 28,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Ten Cents 1987 21,028,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Ten Cents 1988 23,736,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Ten Cents 1989 9,023,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
Ten Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 28,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Ten Cents 1990 150th Anniversary 17,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Ten Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 35,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Ten Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Ten Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Ten Cents 1994 (mint sets only) 11,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
Ten Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 9,560 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Ten Cents 1996 12,967,719 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Ten Cents 1997 8,006,282 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Ten Cents 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Ten Cents 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Ten Cents 2000 11,006,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Ten Cents 2001 10,004,274 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Ten Cents 2002 10,004,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Ten Cents 2003 13,004,496 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Ten Cents 2004 6,504,550 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Ten Cents 2005 2,005,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Ten Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) 5,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Ten Cents 2006 140,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Ten Cents 2007 15,009,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Ten Cents 2007 (tuatara) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Ten Cents 2008 (mint sets only) 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
Ten Cents 2009 30,003,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Ten Cents 2010 (mint sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Ten Cents 2011 20,404,700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Ten Cents 2012 20,403,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Ten Cents 2013 27,003,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Ten Cents 2014 17,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Ten Cents 2015 21,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Ten Cents 2016 11,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Ten Cents 2017 (proof only) 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Ten Cents 2018 (proof only) 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Ten Cents 2019 37,801,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2019
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Ten Cents 2015: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeTen Cents (small)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Cent)
Total Mintage21,600,000 (21.6 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-plated steel
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.500 mm
Thickness1.580 mm
Mass3.310 g
OCC IDNRWK-ZEJN-CNZV-EXGL
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