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.