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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 spikes30,067,2502.705.108.2029477287440570Type I1966 Four spikes10,978,65935.608.90272835170230260Type I1967 51,032,00035.408.4025313774370490Type I1968 24,706,0002.905.508.90314581210580720Type I1969 54,665,1762.805.208.2025303359250610Type I1970 22,346,2302.504.506.8019232644110990Type I1971 20,754,5722.404.406.9020283338200570Type I1972 12,541,0652.705.308.6020244279400520Type I1973 27,350,9282.504.607.3021252950450830Type I1974 46,575,4752.504.607.3021263643220280Type I1975 50,930,1212.804.907.6022273237190240Type I1976 57,100,0042.203.90616202229400780Type I1977 24,193,0102.504.506.9019242639200260Type I1978 43,070,0062.103.90617243037180240Type I1979 37,020,0062.204.106.3018212335180230Type I1980 55,184,0002.103.805.801617193386430Type I1981 76,180,0001.602.904.3011192226160540Type I1981 Legend near edge40,000,000         Type I1982 61,687,9502.103.705.6015182224120160Type I1983 82,473,7002.604.907.8021232845190570Type I1984 25,878,01423.605.4014172033140530Type II1985 2,270,0002.905.308.402528313446230Type II1986 180,0002.304.206.601920232541190Type II1987 200,0002.303.905.801519232857310Type II1988 48,384,4402.103.805.801519222546240Type II1989 43,660,9021.602.904.301112202456280Type II1990 23,141,7661.702.904.301012152660180Type II1991 3,321,40023.505.301417222657290Type II1992 46,858,0282.504.406.8019232428330700Type II1993 23,202,4602.504.306.5017212658150530Type II1994 43,857,9002.504.507.102022252740190Type II1995 132,2692.504.506.901924455578360Type II1996 134,5002.404.406.701923425169350Type II1997 5,797,4433.206.109.7030333752120510Type II1998 48,094,9182.8057.8022283034100500Type III1999 179,121,7852.203.805.801518223783420Type III2000 51,223,3942.604.607.10202429495901,000Type III2001 109,480,3161.903.304.901215182642210Type III2002 70,433,55323.505.20131619212445Type III2003 53,721,5092.103.605.30141620223150Type III2004 89,202,7942.103.705.40141721334044Type III2005 116,804,0261.703.104.60121518202888Type III2006 157,200,2541.803.204.80121520232597Type III2007 61,200,4632.203.805.80151822252959Type III2008 136,105,0122.103.605.40141720253245Type III2009 25,327,4551.8034.50111316194455Type III2010 105,016,7032.103.605.3014162039200260Type III2011 1,819,0513.206.1010294658100500650Type III2012 54,026,6382.103.805.90161895120140150Type III2013 24,061,4522.103.505.30131620100130150Type III2014 Unknown1.202.304161720222633Type III2015 Unknown2.504.607.202161310400450490Type III2016 Unknown1.902.904.30131722293819050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown1.20239.901216203088  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1966 Proof18,06640486983240610Type I1969 Proof13,05634424753120510Type I1970 Proof15,3681730333744220Type I1971 Proof10,0662227313766330Type I1972 Proof10,2722125486774370Type I1973 Proof10,0902430356878400Type I1974 Proof10,9181619223674370Type I1975 Proof23,0211720252849320Type I1976 Proof21,2001619232639360Type I1977 Proof55,0061315182637360Type I1978 Proof38,5191316192134430Type I1979 Proof36,0061417202429240Type I1980 Proof68,0001417242629290Type I1981 Proof86,100111316193087Type I1982 Proof100,0001518202326230Type I1983 Proof80,0001518222629190Type I1984 Proof61,0001316192326320Type I2006 Silver Proof5,82928303133160220Type II1985 Proof74,0891720222532220Type II1986 Proof67,0001114161928130Type II1987 Proof67,6841923283047190Type II1988 Proof104,5182125263036460Type II1989 Proof72,6181416192331480Type II1990 Proof53,0001518222643130Type II1991 Proof41,590131619233592Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0003335384043120Type II1992 Proof56,3671316192330170Type II1993 Proof46,000151821262996Type II1994 Proof39,0041822273340180Type II1995 Proof55,2412024293543160Type II1996 Proof45,5202429364464310Type II1997 Proof36,1601215182134270Type II1998 Proof37,494141720243197Type III1999 Proof34,7631518212631120Type III2000 Proof85,5612126323743200Type III2001 Gold Proof650      Type III2001 Proof74,580131619232894Type III2002 Proof53,5101720242634190Type III2003 Proof53,8891316192227140Type III2003 Silver Proof6,5002829313234170Type III2004 Proof66,0001417202429200Type III2004 Silver Proof6,500323436384084Type III2005 Gold Proof629      Type III2005 Proof46,4041619222733230Type III2005 Silver Proof6,20041444649539612Values 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. 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