Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTen Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait)

The ten pence coin is a small circulating denomination of the British (decimal) Pound Sterling. 10 pence equal one tenth of a pound.

In August 2005 the Royal Mint launched a competition to find new reverse designs for all circulating coins apart from the £2 coin. The winner, announced in April 2008, was Matthew Dent, whose designs were gradually introduced into the circulating British coinage from mid-2008. In a world-first concept, the designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety was featured on the £1 coin (now discontinued).

The new 10p coin design, which replaced the earlier 10p design by Christopher Ironside, depicts the first quarter of the shield, showing the lions passant from the Royal Banner of England, with the words TEN PENCE above the shield design. The coin's obverse remains largely unchanged, but the beading (the ring of dots around the coin's circumference), which no longer features on the coin's reverse, has also been removed from the obverse.

The ten pence coin was originally minted from cupronickel, but in January 2012 it changed to nickel-plated steel due to the increasing price of metal. From January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions.

Five pence and ten pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £5; this means it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 5p and 10p coins to settle a debt.

Coins issued in 2015 have now been circulating for seven years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage91,925,285 (91.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) - reverse photo

The first quarter of the Royal Shield of the United Kingdom, showing two lions passant guardant (i.e. walking, facing), to left, from the Royal Banner of England, with the value and denomination TEN PENCE around above the shield design.

Reverse Inscription TEN PENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

These are the first ten pence coins featuring the Queen's Fifth Portrait.

On 2 March 2015 the Royal Mint revealed a new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which went into production that very day. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on British circulating coins since her accession to the throne in 1952, making it a very rare event indeed. It became the fourth portrait in circulation, joining those created in 1968, 1985 and 1998 (the effigy by Mary Gillick features on the pre-decimal coins which were demonetised in 1970, and on Maundy coinage which is not in normal circulation); together, the coins that carry them tell the story of Her Majesty’s lifetime and paint a compelling picture of the story of her reign.

The new portrait was designed by Jody Clark. He was the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years.

Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait): Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 22,080 (included in total)
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Definitive BU Set), mintage 22,080
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 3,205 (included in total)
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Definitive Proof Set), mintage 3,205
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 1,876
Material0.925 Silver
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Silver Proof Set), mintage 1,876
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 245
Material0.917 Gold
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Gold Proof Set), mintage 245
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Platinum Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 10
Material0.999 Platinum
In Set The 2015 United Kingdom Platinum Proof Set, mintage 10
16 coins: £2 Technology, £1 Fourth Portrait, 50p Fourth Portrait, 20p Fourth Portrait, 10p Fourth Portrait, 5p Fourth Portrait, 2p Fourth Portrait, 1p Fourth Portrait, £2 Britannia, £1 Fifth Portrait, 50p Fifth Portrait, 20p Fifth Portrait, 10p Fifth Portrait, 5p Fifth Portrait, 2p Fifth Portrait, 1p Fifth Portrait
Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait): References to Information Used
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Showing 100 from a total of 110 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 2015 (Fifth Portrait): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTen Pence (Dent design, Steel)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value10 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage91,900,000 (91.9 million)
Total Mintage91,925,285 (91.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-plated Steel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.500 mm
Thickness2.050 mm
Mass6.500 g
OCC IDXYRV-POVR-CJRB-ODQG
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