10 Pence Coin 1993-2000

10 Pence Coin 1993-2000

The 10 Pence coin was fourth largest denomination in the Decimal 1969-2001-coin series of Ireland.

There were two versions of 10 Pence coin. the first 10 pence coin is referred to as the “Large” version and the other (this one) as you would expect is referred to as the “Small Version”.

This 10 Pence coin was produced between the years 1993 -2000 at the Currency Centre Dublin mint. In total 262,966,000 of these coins were produced.

If you are looking for the Large Version 10 Pence Coin you can find it here.

Coin collecting can be full of unusual terms and phrases. If you are unsure what any of the terms on this page mean, check out our 180 Best Coin Collecting Terms Explained post. Here we explain every term in an easy to understand way.

If you want to understand how coin grading works and how to for instance find out the value of your Irish 10 pence coin, our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article will help here. 


Identifying Features

The global standard for identifying coins is the KM Code. This 10 Pence coin is referred to by the KM code KM# 29. The KM code is a unique reference number assigned to each coin.
Below are some other Identifying features, like which Mint the 10 Pence coin was made at as well as some other factors.

Denomination: 10 Pence
KM Code: KM# 29
Coin Series: Decimal 1969-2001
Years Produced: 1993 – 2000
Known Mintage: 262,966,000
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Currency Centre Dublin

Design Features

The design was originally created by Percy Metcalfe and was used for the 2 Shilling Florin Coin. Both the Irish Free State Coin Series and the 2 Shilling Florin Coin in the Pre Decimal Coin Series used this design. See below an example of each of these types of Irish Shilling Coins.

The main visible difference between these designs and the design used on this 10 pence coin is that the salmon is facing left on the 10 pence coin, where as it faces right on the florin coins.

Irish florin examples

Themes: Animals (Fauna),Fishes,Musical Instruments
Designer: Percy Metcalfe
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Salmon left

FLORIN 1928-1937
FLORIN 1951-1969
FLORIN 1939-1943
10 PENCE 1969-1986

Mechanical Features

The Mechanical features of a coin are things like the size, weight, thickness and diameter for example. Looking at the mechanical features of a coin is the easiest way to tell if a coin is real or fake.

Quite often a fake will not match the mechanical features of the original coin when faked. Checking these features should be the first thing you do if you have your suspicions about a coin. Coins are produced very precisely to match the predetermined mechanical features.

Weight: 5.4500g
Diameter: 22mm
Thickness: 1.90 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Shape: Circular
Edge: Reeded

Value Table

Below the 10 Pence values are shown on a grading scale, the higher on the scale the better condition the coin is in and therefore the more valuable. Check out our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article to learn more about coin grading.

Year & VersionMintageAG3G4VG8F12VF20XF40AU50MS60MS63Proof


This purpose of this website is to education and entertain, All values shown are a guideline only and should not be used for any means of financial investment or speculation, as with all things values may fluctuate depending on demand and scarcity, we strongly advise that all information on this website is used as it was intended – for entertainment purposes. The information relating to coins is sourced from many places such as NGCPCGS and The Irish Central Bank.

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