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10 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1966-1984
Value 10 Cents
0.10 AUD = 0.08 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 65, Schön# 52
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

Comments

This endemic South East Australian bird 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

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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

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1966  10,984,000 Canberra Mint; 11 spikes
1966  30,000,000 London Mint; 12 spikes
1966  18,000 Proof year set
1966  Uncirculated year set
1967  51,032,000
1968  57,194,000
1969  22,146,000
1969  13,000 Proof year set
1969  Uncirculated year set
1970  22,306,000
1970  15,000 Proof year set
1970  Uncirculated year set
1971  20,726,000
1971  10,000 Proof year set
1971  Uncirculated year set
1972  12,502,000
1972  10,000 Proof year set
1972  Uncirculated year set
1973  27,320,000
1973  10,000 Proof year set
1973  Uncirculated year set
1974  46,550,000
1974  11,000 Proof year set
1974  Uncirculated year set
1975  50,900,000
1975  23,000 Proof year set
1975  Uncirculated year set
1976  57,060,000
1976  21,000 Proof year set
1976  Uncirculated year set
1977  10,940,000
1977  55,000 Proof year set
1977  Uncirculated year set
1978  48,400,000
1978  39,000 Proof year set
1978  Uncirculated year set
1979  36,950,000
1979  36,000 Proof year set
1979  Uncirculated year set
1980  55,084,000
1980  68,000 Proof year set
1980  Uncirculated year set
1981  116,060,000
1981  86,000 Proof year set
1981  Struck on a Sri Lanka 50 Cent planchet
1981  Uncirculated year set
1982  61,492,000
1982  100,000 Proof year set
1982  Uncirculated year set
1983  82,318,000
1983  80,000 Proof year set
1983  Uncirculated year set
1984  25,728,000
1984  61,000 Proof year set
1984  Uncirculated year set

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