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Ten Cent

1966 - 2016

The Australian ten cent piece was first put into circulation with the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 and continues to be circulated today. During these years three standard types have been issued, the first (1966 - 1984) featured the Arnold Machin portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the second (1985 - 1998) featured the Raphael Maklouf portrait, and the third (1999 - Present) features the Ian Rank-Braodley portrait. Some additional non-circulating types outside of these years have been produced as part of the Masterpieces in Silver collection.

Despite changes to the obverse, the reverse on these types has remained the same Lyrebird design by Stuart Devlin. Devlin's initials (SD) can be found on all of these types beside the birds foot. In addition to these main types a small number of additional commemorative pieces have also been issued in this denomination; they include pre-decimal re-strikes, a miniaturised variety, and a commemoration of decimal currency.

Currency in equivalent units of base 10The heads side of the coinThe tails side of the coinA coin struck differing from the standard design to commemorate an event

Type I1966 - 2006Type II1985 - 98Type III1999 - 2016Pre-Decimal Restrikes1999Gold Miniature2012Decimal Currency2016
  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS69Type I1966 Five spikes30,067,2502.504.807.6026436679400520Type I1966 Four spikes10,978,6592.805.208.30252632160210240Type I1967 51,032,0002.805.107.8023283367340440Type I1968 24,706,0002.705.108.20294174190530660Type I1969 54,665,1762.604.907.6022273054220560Type I1970 22,346,2302.304.206.4017212440100910Type I1971 20,754,5722.304.106.4018263035180520Type I1972 12,541,0652.504.907.9018223872360470Type I1973 27,350,9282.404.306.8019232645410760Type I1974 46,575,4752.404.306.7019243339200260Type I1975 50,930,1212.604.607.1020243034170220Type I1976 57,100,0042.103.705.5015182026370710Type I1977 24,193,0102.404.206.4018212436180230Type I1978 43,070,00623.605.6015222833170220Type I1979 37,020,0062.103.805.9016192132160210Type I1980 55,184,0001.903.505.401416173078400Type I1981 76,180,0001.502.70410182023140490Type I1981 Legend near edge40,000,000         Type I1982 61,687,95023.405.2013162022110140Type I1983 82,473,7002.404.607.2019212641180520Type I1984 25,878,0141.903.30513161830130480Type II1985 2,270,0002.7057.802326283142210Type II1986 180,0002.2046.101719212338180Type II1987 200,0002.103.605.401417212652280Type II1988 48,384,44023.505.401417202242220Type II1989 43,660,9021.502.7041011182251260Type II1990 23,141,7661.602.7049.9011142355160Type II1991 3,321,4001.903.304.901315202352260Type II1992 46,858,0282.304.106.3017212226300640Type II1993 23,202,4602.304616192353140490Type II1994 43,857,9002.304.206.601820222536170Type II1995 132,2692.404.206.401821415071330Type II1996 134,5002.304.106.201721384663320Type II1997 5,797,44335.70928303447100470Type II1998 48,094,9182.604.707.302125283193460Type III1999 179,121,7852.103.605.401417203476380Type III2000 51,223,3942.404.306.6018222745540950Type III2001 109,480,3161.803.104.501113162439190Type III2002 70,433,5531.903.304.80121518192241Type III2003 53,721,5091.903.304.90121518202845Type III2004 89,202,79423.405.10131519303640Type III2005 116,804,0261.602.904.30111417182580Type III2006 157,200,2541.7034.50111418212389Type III2007 61,200,4632.103.605.40141720222754Type III2008 136,105,01223.405131519232941Type III2009 25,327,4551.702.804.20101214184050Type III2010 105,016,70323.30512151836180230Type III2011 1,819,05135.709.2026425398460600Type III2012 54,026,63823.605.40151787110120130Type III2013 24,061,4521.903.304.9012151893120130Type III2014 Unknown1.102.103.60141618202330Type III2015 Unknown2.404.306.701956280360410450Type III2016 Unknown1.702.703.90121620263517050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown1.101.802.8091114182780  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1966 Proof18,06637446376220550Type I1969 Proof13,05631394349110470Type I1970 Proof15,3681528303340200Type I1971 Proof10,0662024283460300Type I1972 Proof10,2721923446167340Type I1973 Proof10,0902227326271360Type I1974 Proof10,9181417203368340Type I1975 Proof23,0211518232544290Type I1976 Proof21,2001518212436330Type I1977 Proof55,0061214172434330Type I1978 Proof38,5191215171931390Type I1979 Proof36,0061315182226220Type I1980 Proof68,0001315222426270Type I1981 Proof86,100101214172779Type I1982 Proof100,0001416192124210Type I1983 Proof80,0001416202426170Type I1984 Proof61,0001215182123300Type I2006 Silver Proof5,82925272830150200Type II1985 Proof74,0891518202329200Type II1986 Proof67,0001012151826120Type II1987 Proof67,6841721252843170Type II1988 Proof104,5181922232733420Type II1989 Proof72,6181215172128440Type II1990 Proof53,0001416202439120Type II1991 Proof41,590121417213284Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0003032343639110Type II1992 Proof56,3671214172128160Type II1993 Proof46,000141620242688Type II1994 Proof39,0041720243036160Type II1995 Proof55,2411822263239140Type II1996 Proof45,5202227324058280Type II1997 Proof36,1601113161931250Type II1998 Proof37,494131518222888Type III1999 Proof34,7631416202429110Type III2000 Proof85,5612024293439180Type III2001 Gold Proof650      Type III2001 Proof74,580121518212585Type III2002 Proof53,5101519222431170Type III2003 Proof53,8891214172025130Type III2003 Silver Proof6,5002527282931150Type III2004 Proof66,0001315182226190Type III2004 Silver Proof6,500303133353776Type III2005 Gold Proof629      Type III2005 Proof46,4041417202530210Type III2005 Silver Proof6,20037404245488812Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.