Ten Pence 2021, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Ten Pence 2021, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTen Pence 2021

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).

This 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 2021 have now been circulating for only three years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage71,252,674 (71.3 million)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 - 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 · 2021 ·. 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 · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 - 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
Ten Pence 2021: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 / In mint sets - obverse photo United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 43,822 (included in total)
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Brilliant Uncirculated coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets 2021 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set - The 2021 Collection, mintage 33,280
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

2021 United Kingdom Definitive Coin Set - The Definitive Coins of 2021, mintage 6,031
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: Hello Little One 2021 Baby Journal, mintage 4,161 (not included in the above set)
- variety: 2021 Wedding Journal, mintage 350 (not included in the above set)
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 8,852 (included in total)
Details

Proof FDC coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets The 2021 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set Collector Edition, mintage 6,397
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Oblong Proof Medal

The 2021 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage 2,455
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Round Proof Medal
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Ten Pence 2021 / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 539
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Silver Proof FDC coins in Royal Mint sets.
24.50 mm, 6.50 g sterling silver.

In Set The 2021 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage 539
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Ten Pence 2021: References to Information Used
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Showing 12 from a total of 112 coins of type: Ten Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Ten Pence 2019 T - Tea 112,105 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 U - Union Flag 110,987 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 V - Villages 109,695 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 W - World Wide Web 89,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 X - X Marks the Spot 110,058 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Y - Yeoman Warder 91,003 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2019 Z - Zebra Crossing 90,076 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN PENCE · 2019 ·
Ten Pence 2020 45,404,314 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
Ten Pence 2021 71,252,674 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2021 ·
Ten Pence 2022 38,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2022 ·
Ten Pence 2023 unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF · 2023 ·
Ten Pence 2024 unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF · 2024 ·
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Ten Pence 2021: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTen Pence (Dent design, Steel)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value10 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage71,200,000 (71.2 million)
Total Mintage71,252,674 (71.3 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-plated Steel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.5000 mm
Thickness2.0500 mm
Mass6.5000 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-RXZW-OWQJ
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Ten Pence 2021: Photo 10p Silver Proof Coin / thumbnail 10p Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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Ten Pence 2021: Photo 10p 2021 Proof Coin / thumbnail 10p 2021 Proof Coin
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Ten Pence 2021: Photo 10p 2021 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin / thumbnail 10p 2021 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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