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10 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

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Features

Country 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 5.65 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 65,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 52
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 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

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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

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  10,940,000 0.35 0.35 0.72 10% Circulation - Canberra Mint; 11 spikes
1966  30,000,000 0.36 0.62 1.83 12% Circulation London Mint; 12 spikes
1966  12 0.03% Proof in Sealed Case
1966  18,054 0.3% Proof Year Set
1966  77,250 0.14% UNC Year Set (Blue Card)
1966  15,809 0.02% UNC Year Set (Blue Vinyl Wallet)
1966  70 0% UNC Year Set (Operation Fastbuck Wallet)
1966  12,260 0.02% UNC Year Set (Reserve Bank Coloured Wallet)
1966  520 0% UNC Year Set (VIP Presentation Wallet
1967  51,032,000 0.19 0.20 0.27 0.64 20% Circulation
1968  57,206,000 0.21 0.33 1.08 21% Circulation
1969  22,234,000 0.07 0.25 1.06 10% Circulation
1969  13,056 0.3% Proof Year Set
1969  14,351 0% UNC Year Set (Blue Wallet)
1969  16,825 0.05% UNC Year Set (Red Wallet)
1970  22,306,000 0.16 0.34 11% Circulation
1970  15,368 0.4% Proof Year Set
1970  40,230 0.17% UNC Year Set
1971  20,726,000 0.23 0.23 1.08 10% Circulation
1971  10,066 0.2% Proof Year Set
1971  28,572 0.14% UNC Year Set
1972  12,502,000 0.34 7% Circulation
1972  10,272 0.15% Proof Year Set
1972  39,065 0.05% UNC Year Set
1973  27,320,000 0.10 0.31 11% Circulation
1973  10,090 0.2% Proof Year Set
1973  30,928 0.03% UNC Year Set
1974  46,550,000 0.20 0.20 0.33 1.46 16% Circulation
1974  10,918 0.19% Proof Year Set
1974  25,475 0.05% UNC Year Set
1975  50,900,000 0.26 0.26 0.49 16% Circulation
1975  23,021 0.2% Proof Year Set
1975  30,121 0.09% UNC Year Set
1976  57,060,000 0.22 0.35 1.01 18% Circulation
1976  21,200 0.2% Proof Year Set
1976  40,004 0.10% UNC Year Set
1977  10,940,000 0.18 0.33 0.63 9% Circulation
1977  55,006 0.4% Proof Year Set
1977  128,010 0.19% UNC Year Set
1978  48,400,000 0.21 0.38 0.82 13% Circulation
1978  38,519 0.5% Proof Year Set
1978  70,006 0.17% UNC Year Set
1979  36,950,000 0.11 0.39 0.53 0.79 12% Circulation
1979  36,006 0.15% Proof Year Set
1979  70,006 0.17% UNC Year Set
1980  55,084,000 0.37 0.47 1.52 18% Circulation
1980  68,000 0.6% Proof Year Set
1980  100,000 0.19% UNC Year Set
1981  76,060,000 0.28 0.29 0.48 24% Circulation - Canberra Mint
1981  40,000,000 0.4% Circulation - Wales Mint
1981  1 0.4% Mule - Struck on a Sri Lanka 50 Cent planchet
1981  86,100 0.5% Proof Year Set
1981  120,000 0.3% UNC Year Set
1982  61,492,000 0.16 0.31 0.53 0.54 17% Circulation
1982  100,000 0.4% Proof Year Set
1982  195,950 0.3% UNC Year Set
1983  82,318,000 0.19 0.19 0.25 0.53 1.08 20% Circulation
1983  80,000 0.6% Proof Year Set
1983  155,700 0.12% UNC Year Set
1984  25,728,000 0.27 0.62 10% Circulation
1984  61,000 0.3% Proof Year Set
1984  150,014 0.4% UNC Year Set
2019  20,000 3.69 0.4% UNC Effigies over Time Set

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