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Coin - 10 Cents, Australia, 1981 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16161

Summary:
Australia
Ten Cent coin 1981
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra

The Canberra mint struck 76,060,000 ten cent pieces in 1981. In addition 40,000,000 were struck at the Royal Mint in Wales. There are no markings on the coins to differentiate these two issues, but this piece was donated by the Royal Australian Mint.
Description:
A cupro-nickel coin (23.6 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981. The reverse features a lyrebird seen facing left with its tail plumes expanded forward over its head. The denomination numeral 10 is above the head of the bird and the artist's initials SD are below, in the field beside its right foot.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Royal Australian Mint, 1982
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.6 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.468 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: i have 2 10 cent coin1981 queen elizaberth, how much does a canada 10cents worth
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1981 AD
Denomination: 10 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Reverse Description: Lyrebird seen facing left with its tail plumes expanded forward over its head. The denomination numeral 10 is above the head of the bird and the artist's initials SD are below, in the field beside its right foot.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Reverse: 10 SD
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia, 1981
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

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jessica price Posted on 26 Feb 2010 5:57 AM
how much is the 1981 elizabeth ii australia coin worth?
jessica price Posted on 26 Feb 2010 5:58 AM
how much is a 1943 silver penny worth?
Discovery Centre Posted on 26 Feb 2010 3:24 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Jessica, unfortunately Museum Victoria can't provide valuations or conservation advice. For information on obtaining coin valuations please see our Question of the Week http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/ or see the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program ‘List of Approved Valuers’ at http://www.arts.gov.au/tax_incentives/cgp
jackie Posted on 16 May 2010 10:08 PM
how much is the 1981 elizabeth ii australia coin worth and the 2005 elizabeth ii australia coin and the 2004 elizabeth ii australia coin worth?
jackie Posted on 16 May 2010 10:11 PM
and the denomination is 20 Cents
azharry Posted on 02 May 2014 2:39 PM
I have 2 .Queen elizabeth 1981 australia coin

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