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10 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; small type

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

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1992-1997
Value 10 Pence
0.10 GBP = 0.13 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 938b, Sp# F4
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

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

NOTE: varieties exist concerning alignment of ELIZABETH legend to dots:

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

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

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

NOTE: varieties exist concerning alignment of 10 legend to dots:

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.

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

NOTE: varieties exist concerning edge sharpness and width:

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

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

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Comments

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1992  62,326 Proof
1992  1,413,455,170 0.22 0.23 0.61 Type 1A, flat edge
1992  0.12 Type 1A, wire edge
1992  Type 1B, flat edge
1992  Type 2A; flat edge
1992  Type 2B, flat edge
1993  In Sets only
1993  66,080 Proof
1994  In Sets only
1994  44,649 Proof
1995  43,259,000 0.15
1995  60,639 Proof
1996  118,738,000
1996  67,581 Proof
1997  99,196,000
1997  80,748 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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