10 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; small type

10 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; small type) -  obverse10 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; small type) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-1997
Value 10 Pence
0.10 GBP = USD 0.12
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 879
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 938b,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# F4
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1992
RDM

Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Part of the crest of England, a lion passant guardant royally crowned, legend above, denomination below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
TEN PENCE
10

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Edge

Reeded

10 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; small type) -  obverse

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

Comments

In 1992 the ten pence was reduced in size to begin the process of demonetising the larger 10p which, alongside pre-decimal florins, were finally taken out of circulation in 1993.

1992 dated 10 pence issues

KM# 938, Sp# F3 Copper-nickel • 11.3 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm - issued in RM sets only (BU and Proof);
KM# 938b, Sp# F4 Copper-nickel • 6.5 g • ⌀ 24.5 mm - issued in RM sets and over 1.4bn struck for circulation.

Obverse die varieties:

Type 1: L, I and A in ELIZABETH point to space between dots
Type 2: L, I and A in ELIZABETH point directly at dots

Reverse die varieties:

Type A: 1 in 10 aligned to dot, four tufts under chest, lowest hair of mane detached from back of lion.
Type B: 1 in 10 aligned between dots, five tufts under chest, lowest hair of mane attached to back of lion.

Edge varieties:

Rounded (wire edge): looking thinner, tapers to a narrow reeding (1992 only);
Squared (flat edge): wider reeding across full coin thickness;

© Sjoelund

For further information and images please visit Tony Clayton's website
Following are a couple of specific links for the 10p varieties pages:

10p die varieties details (scroll down)
10p die varieties pics (scroll down)

(former Spink ref. 4367)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  78 421 $ 1.54 1.8% BU
1992  62 326 $ 2.11 2% Proof
1992  1 413 455 170 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.20 $ 0.22 $ 0.37 $ 0.43 $ 2.11 75% Type 1A, flat edge
1992  $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.32 18% Type 1A, wire edge
1992  $ 0.23 4% Type 1B, flat edge
1992  $ 0.87 1.9% Type 2A; flat edge
1992  $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.46 6% Type 2B, flat edge
1993  56 945 $ 2.85 0.9% BU
1993  66 080 $ 3.03 0.9% Proof
1994  177 971 $ 0.94 1.3% BU
1994  66 720 $ 2.64 0.8% Proof
1995  43 259 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.36 14%
1995  105 647 $ 2.35 0.4% BU
1995  60 639 0.9% Proof
1996  118 738 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.36 $ 0.44 $ 1.56 24%
1996  86 501 $ 1.24 0.5% BU
1996  67 581 $ 1.21 0.9% Proof
1997  99 196 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.17 $ 0.26 $ 0.34 $ 1.05 21%
1997  109 557 $ 1.24 0.4% BU
1997  80 748 $ 2.96 1.2% Proof

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