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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 spikes30,067,250222324324146772901,000Type I1966 Four spikes10,978,65925272831333538190870Type I1967 51,032,000293133363737772901,000Type I1968 24,706,0001819193242591804901,100Type I1969 54,665,17621222325424958230570Type I1970 22,346,23023242526272837100720Type I1971 20,754,57220212223283353340710Type I1972 12,541,06520212225264266260970Type I1973 27,350,92827293033333945380760Type I1974 46,575,4751616162530442108903,400Type I1975 50,930,12125272830313438190870Type I1976 57,100,00422232425252632280630Type I1977 24,193,01021222324242532170840Type I1978 43,070,00624262729293549220910Type I1979 37,020,00631343639404142200890Type I1980 55,184,0001414141920435467270Type I1981 76,180,00014141419202240150430Type I1981 Legend near edge40,000,000         Type I1982 61,687,95019202122222244200890Type I1983 82,473,70021232325253173170470Type I1984 25,878,01419202021222225130400Type II1985 2,270,00021222324242463260960Type II1986 180,0001616161717242455170Type II1987 200,0001919202121214676120Type II1988 48,384,4402021222323242441230Type II1989 43,660,9021616161718202229160Type II1990 23,141,766192021222222256078Type II1991 3,321,4001718181919243062250Type II1992 46,858,02821232325252831270630Type II1993 23,202,46034373944454647150430Type II1994 43,857,900222324252626265186Type II1995 132,269212222232452110190320Type II1996 134,5003437404445831504301,100Type II1997 5,797,44316171731363748110360Type II1998 48,094,9182223242626263998330Type III1999 179,121,7852526273030303178290Type III2000 51,223,39414141421242655520920Type III2001 109,480,3161414141819202340190Type III2002 70,433,553141414181920212255Type III2003 53,721,509212223242525253444Type III2004 89,202,7943134363940414297220Type III2005 116,804,0262123232525272931210Type III2006 157,200,254181919202036435060Type III2007 61,200,463212323252525264266Type III2008 136,105,0122223242525262626130Type III2009 25,327,455171818191919193149Type III2010 105,016,70320212122222336180860Type III2011 1,819,0512527283747571003401,000Type III2012 54,026,638212122231407903,90017,00072,000Type III2013 24,061,4521616171720241407903,900Type III2014 Unknown151616161623324563Type III2015 Unknown22232426612509503,20010,000Type III2016 Unknown293234373838393919050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown212223242425252885  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1966 Proof18,06647505662360740Type I1969 Proof13,0563135404587310Type I1970 Proof15,368232323414754Type I1971 Proof10,0663131324357240Type I1972 Proof10,2722728282855230Type I1973 Proof10,09023233553230920Type I1974 Proof10,9181414223453230Type I1975 Proof23,0212023252781320Type I1976 Proof21,20023232363120230Type I1977 Proof55,0062122232835510Type I1978 Proof38,5191820212325380Type I1979 Proof36,0062222222344150Type I1980 Proof68,0002022252734410Type I1981 Proof86,100182023263397Type I1982 Proof100,0001719213363260Type I1983 Proof80,0002028405677170Type I1984 Proof61,0001920222441380Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829      Type II1985 Proof74,0892424242432180Type II1986 Proof67,000202020202996Type II1987 Proof67,6843030303166230Type II1988 Proof104,51816192226140490Type II1989 Proof72,6183333343435430Type II1990 Proof53,0003838394040100Type II1991 Proof41,5903536373738120Type II1991 Silver Proof25,000383939404074Type II1992 Proof56,367252525254185Type II1993 Proof46,000272727272871Type II1994 Proof39,0042026334355180Type II1995 Proof55,2417173757779130Type II1996 Proof45,5208688919496220Type II1997 Proof36,1601923293543240Type II1998 Proof37,494323333343492Type III1999 Proof34,763293030303149Type III2000 Proof85,561373738383975Type III2001 Gold Proof650      Type III2001 Proof74,580373838394051Type III2002 Proof53,5103031313232310Type III2003 Proof53,889272828282983Type III2003 Silver Proof6,5003232333333160Type III2004 Proof66,000434445464751Type III2004 Silver Proof6,500394040414181Type III2005 Gold Proof629      Type III2005 Proof46,4043333343435130Type III2005 Silver Proof6,20046464748489212Values 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.