10 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait) -  obverse10 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait) -  reverse

© Museum Victoria

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-2019
Value 10 Cents
0.10 AUD = 0.07 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 1.76 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1282
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 65,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 52
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1966

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Male Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae), value superimposed.

Lettering: 10 SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Reeded

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This Copper-nickel 10 cent coin was first released into circulation by the RAM in 1966. This coin has the standard Stuart Devlin Lyrebird reverse but was updated with the Ralph David Makleouf obverse in 1985. The RDM Obverse was used until 1998 when it was also replaced with the Ian Rank-Broadley obverse.

In 2019 a special release was issued to commemorate "Effigies Over Time" The Arnold Machin effigy was chosen to be used on the 10 cent coin in the set dated 2019.



The Lyrebird is endemic to South East Australia and was introduced to Tasmania in the 1930s. It is able to imitated perfectly numerous other species and sounds.

How to distinguish the mints on the 1966 coin

Ole
URL from the image: www.australian-threepence.com/blog/2010/03/australian-1966-10c-mint-marks.html
Hint for counting: there are 6 or 5 spikes below the left end of the rounding

1981 coins minted in Canberra and Wales cannot be distinguished by any design markings.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  10 940 000 0.13 0.29 0.35 0.69 10% Circulation - Canberra Mint; 11 spikes
1966  30 000 000 0.07 0.29 0.41 1.02 2.05 12% Circulation London Mint; 12 spikes
1966  12 0.06% Proof in Sealed Case
1966  18 054 56 0.3% Proof Year Set
1966  77 250 4.83 0.2% UNC Year Set (Blue Card)
1966  15 809 0.03% UNC Year Set (Blue Vinyl Wallet)
1966  70 0.01% UNC Year Set (Operation Fastbuck Wallet)
1966  12 260 0.03% UNC Year Set (Reserve Bank Coloured Wallet)
1966  520 0.01% UNC Year Set (VIP Presentation Wallet
1967  51 032 000 0.15 0.21 0.27 0.88 1.44 20% Circulation
1968  57 206 000 0.07 0.20 0.22 0.39 1.17 22% Circulation
1969  22 234 000 0.13 0.27 1.17 11% Circulation
1969  13 056 14 0.3% Proof Year Set
1969  14 351 0.01% UNC Year Set (Blue Wallet)
1969  16 825 0.08% UNC Year Set (Red Wallet)
1970  22 306 000 0.16 0.18 0.36 11% Circulation
1970  15 368 0.3% Proof Year Set
1970  40 230 0.17% UNC Year Set
1971  20 726 000 0.29 0.32 1.15 10% Circulation
1971  10 066 0.20% Proof Year Set
1971  28 572 0.14% UNC Year Set
1972  12 502 000 0.29 0.46 7% Circulation
1972  10 272 0.13% Proof Year Set
1972  39 065 0.07% UNC Year Set
1973  27 320 000 0.47 0.27 1.17 6.80 11% Circulation
1973  10 090 0.20% Proof Year Set
1973  30 928 0.06% UNC Year Set
1974  46 550 000 0.12 0.23 0.41 1.13 3.17 17% Circulation
1974  10 918 0.2% Proof Year Set
1974  25 475 0.07% UNC Year Set
1975  50 900 000 0.29 0.27 0.57 1.68 17% Circulation
1975  23 021 0.3% Proof Year Set
1975  30 121 0.10% UNC Year Set
1976  57 060 000 0.07 0.15 0.36 1.01 4.08 18% Circulation
1976  21 200 10 0.3% Proof Year Set
1976  40 004 0.16% UNC Year Set
1977  10 940 000 0.12 0.35 0.72 1.43 10% Circulation
1977  55 006 0.4% Proof Year Set
1977  128 010 0.2% UNC Year Set
1978  48 400 000 0.15 0.23 0.35 0.89 1.43 13% Circulation
1978  38 519 0.5% Proof Year Set
1978  70 006 0.18% UNC Year Set
1979  36 950 000 0.08 0.12 0.42 0.70 1.43 12% Circulation
1979  36 006 0.17% Proof Year Set
1979  70 006 0.16% UNC Year Set
1980  55 084 000 0.21 0.38 0.50 0.29 0.82 18% Circulation
1980  68 000 0.5% Proof Year Set
1980  100 000 4.03 0.2% UNC Year Set
1981  76 060 000 0.07 0.12 0.29 0.29 0.41 0.72 25% Circulation - Canberra Mint
1981  40 000 000 0.28 0.8% Circulation - Wales Mint
1981  1 0.3% Mule - Struck on a Sri Lanka 50 Cent planchet
1981  86 100 0.5% Proof Year Set
1981  120 000 2.17 0.3% UNC Year Set
1982  61 492 000 0.14 0.18 0.29 0.53 0.61 17% Circulation
1982  100 000 0.4% Proof Year Set
1982  195 950 0.3% UNC Year Set
1983  82 318 000 0.07 0.21 0.23 0.18 0.56 1.17 20% Circulation
1983  80 000 2.59 0.6% Proof Year Set
1983  155 700 0.16% UNC Year Set
1984  25 728 000 0.23 0.29 0.76 1.06 10% Circulation
1984  61 000 3.14 0.3% Proof Year Set
1984  150 014 0.4% UNC Year Set
2019  14 736 4.15 0.5% UNC "Effigies Over Time" Set

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