Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTen Pence 2008 (Ironside design)

The British decimal ten pence (10p) coin - often pronounced ten pee - is a unit of currency equalling ten one-hundredths of a pound sterling.

The coin was first issued in 1968 before the currency was decimalised, to circulate in parallel with the florin (two shillings) coin it eventually replaced. Its dimensions were the same as those of the florin, and the florin remained current after 1970, re-denominated as ten new pence.

After a review of the United Kingdom coinage in 1987, the Government announced its intention to issue a smaller 10p coin, which was first issued on 30 September 1992. The original (large) version of the ten pence coin was demonetised together with the florin in 1993 and replaced with a smaller version, which retained the original design by Christopher Ironside.

These small ten pence coins were minted from cupronickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni). In 2008, a new 10p design by Matthew Dent was introduced, initially in copper-nickel as well, then in nickel-plated steel after 2012. However, the old-type small coins are still legal tender; coins issued in 2008 have now been circulating for 13 years. The 10p coin is legal tender for amounts up to £5.

From January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins (of both designs) from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage9,892,577 (9.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse

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: ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2008.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Reverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design) - reverse photo

Part of the crest of England, formally lion passant guardant royally crowned (i.e. a crowned walking lion to left, facing). The numeral value 10 is below the lion, and the value and denomination in words: TEN PENCE are around above.

Reverse Inscription 10 TEN PENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

This was the last year when ten pence coins of the Christopher Ironside design were issued.

Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design): Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 136,244 (included in total)
In Sets 2008 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection, mintage 79,118
9 coins: £2 Technology, £2 London Olympics 1908, £1 Royal Arms, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: 2008 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection (Baby Gift Set), mintage unknown (included in the above set)

United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection Emblems of Britain, mintage 57,126
7 coins: £1 Royal Arms, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 36,333 (included in total)
In Set United Kingdom 2008 Proof Coin Collection, mintage 17,719
11 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth I, £5 Prince Charles, £2 Technology, £2 London Olympics 1908, £1 Royal Arms, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: United Kingdom 2008 Proof Coin Collection (Deluxe), mintage 13,614 (not included in the above set)
- variety: United Kingdom 2008 Executive Proof Coin Collection, mintage 5,000 (not included in the above set)
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 8,168
Material0.925 Silver
Details

24.50 mm, 6.50 g of Sterling Silver. (0.1933 oz. ASW).

In Set 2008 United Kingdom Coinage Emblems of Britain Silver Proof Collection, mintage 8,168
7 coins: £1 Royal Arms, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design) / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 708
Material0.917 Gold
Details

24.50 mm, 6.5 g of 22-carat Gold.

In Set 2008 United Kingdom Coinage Emblems of Britain Gold Proof Collection, mintage 780
7 coins: £1 Royal Arms, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Platinum Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 250
Material0.999 Platinum
Details

24.50 mm, 15.60 g of 99.9% Platinum.

In Set 2008 United Kingdom Coinage Emblems of Britain Platinum Proof Collection, mintage 250
7 coins: £1 Royal Arms, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proofs, mint sets
Showing 100 from a total of 109 coins of type: Ten Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 1968 336,143,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1968
Ten Pence 1969 314,008,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Ten Pence 1970 133,571,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1970
Ten Pence 1971 63,555,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Ten Pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Ten Pence 1973 152,274,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
Ten Pence 1974 92,841,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Ten Pence 1975 181,659,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Ten Pence 1976 228,320,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
Ten Pence 1977 59,516,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Ten Pence 1978 (Proof only) 86,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Ten Pence 1979 115,538,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Ten Pence 1980 88,793,400 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Ten Pence 1981 3,587,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Ten Pence 1982 (mint sets only) 311,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Ten Pence 1983 (mint sets only) 744,900 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Ten Pence 1984 (mint sets only) 265,340 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Ten Pence 1985 (mint sets only) 280,390 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
Ten Pence 1986 (mint sets only) 271,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
Ten Pence 1987 (mint sets only) 261,084 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
Ten Pence 1988 (mint sets only) 213,381 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
Ten Pence 1989 (mint sets only) 163,273 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
Ten Pence 1990 (mint sets only) 181,658 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Ten Pence 1991 (mint sets only) 130,119 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
Ten Pence 1992 (Large, mint sets only) 140,747 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Ten Pence 1992 (Small) 1,413,595,917 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Ten Pence 1993 (mint sets only) 123,025 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
Ten Pence 1994 (mint sets only) 244,692 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
Ten Pence 1995 43,425,286 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
Ten Pence 1996 118,892,082 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
Ten Pence 1997 99,386,305 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Ten Pence 1998 (mint sets only) 159,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Ten Pence 1999 (mint sets only) 216,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
Ten Pence 2000 134,923,219 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Ten Pence 2001 129,388,113 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
Ten Pence 2002 81,055,309 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
Ten Pence 2003 88,274,512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
Ten Pence 2004 99,721,637 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
Ten Pence 2005 69,726,263 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Ten Pence 2006 118,940,798 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Ten Pence 2007 72,850,093 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design) 9,892,577 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Ten Pence 2008 (Dent design) 71,567,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Ten Pence 2009 84,500,770 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Ten Pence 2010 96,690,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Ten Pence 2011 59,688,831 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Ten Pence 2012 11,703,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Ten Pence 2013 320,247,687 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
Ten Pence 2014 490,244,614 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Ten Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 119,045,762 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 91,925,285 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Ten Pence 2016 135,428,830 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
Ten Pence 2017 33,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Ten Pence 2018 (mint sets only) 33,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 A - Angel of the North 376,704 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 B - Bond... James Bond 380,378 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 C - Cricket 363,363 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 D - Double Decker Bus 357,475 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 E - English Breakfast 368,264 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 F - Fish and Chips 354,048 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 G - Greenwich Mean Time 351,133 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 H - Houses of Parliament 355,933 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 I - Ice Cream 367,505 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 J - Jubilee 352,692 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 K - King Arthur 356,292 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 L - Loch Ness 366,695 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 M - Mackintosh 359,254 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 N - NHS 368,969 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 O - Oak Tree 359,512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 P - Postbox 354,269 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Q - Queuing 345,768 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 R - Robin 368,927 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 S - Stonehenge 365,357 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 T - Tea 355,254 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 U - Union Flag 354,335 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 V - Villages 352,236 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 W - World Wide Web 353,127 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 X - X Marks the Spot 349,117 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Y - Yeoman Warder 353,386 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2018 Z - Zebra Crossing 350,751 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2018 ·
Ten Pence 2019 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 A - Angel of the North 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 B - Bond... James Bond 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 C - Cricket 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 D - Double Decker Bus 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 E - English Breakfast 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 F - Fish and Chips 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 G - Greenwich Mean Time 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 H - Houses of Parliament 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 I - Ice Cream 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 J - Jubilee 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 K - King Arthur 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 L - Loch Ness 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 M - Mackintosh 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 N - NHS 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 O - Oak Tree 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 P - Postbox 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Q - Queuing 83,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 R - Robin 64,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 S - Stonehenge 84,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
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Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTen Pence (Small, Ironside design)
Issued2008
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage9,720,000 (9.7 million)
Total Mintage9,892,577 (9.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.500 mm
Thickness1.850 mm
Mass6.500 g
OCC IDDANM-QOPY-CWZN-EJYG
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Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design): Photos
ImageDetails
2008 Gold Proof 10p Ten Pence
Copyright: Chards
Notes: Gold proof.
Source
Ten Pence 2008 (Ironside design): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomF5 (was 4650)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 989, 989a (SIlver), 989b (Gold)