The 10 Pence coin was the fifth largest denomination in the Irish Decimal Coins 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. The video shown gives an overview of each of the Irish Decimal Coins.
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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.
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
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.
Themes: Animals (Fauna),Fishes,Musical Instruments
Designer: Percy Metcalfe
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Salmon left
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.
Thickness: 1.90 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
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 & Version||Mintage||AG3||G4||VG8||F12||VF20||XF40||AU50||MS60||MS63||Proof||1993||80,061,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–||1994||58,510,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–||1995||15,781,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–||1996||18,402,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–||1997||10,033,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–||1998||10,000,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–||1999||24,500,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–||2000||45,679,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.20||–||$0.50||$0.80||–|
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 NGC, PCGS and The Irish Central Bank.