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Coin - 10 Cents, Australia, 1966 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18335

Summary:
Australia
Ten Cent coin 1966
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Canberra mint struck 10,984,000 ten cent pieces in 1966 and the Royal Mint struck 30,000,000. There are no mint marks to differentiate the different productions, but the number of spikes on the lyrebirds plume before it curves up towards the rim (at 12 O'clock) varies. This coin came from London the plume has five spikes, the Canberra coins have four.
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 1966. 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:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.6 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.64 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Electronic scales 27 Oct 2005

More information

Tagged with: decimal currency, lyrebirds
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1966 AD
Denomination: 10 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
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 1966
Reverse: 10 SD
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia, 1966
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

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