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1969 Ten Cent

The Type I ten cent was issued from 1966 to 1984 with an additional
proof striking in silver in 2006 as part of the 40th anniversary of
decimal coinage set. It features a lyrebird on the
reverse and her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on the

The issue was struck at the Royal Australian mint in all years with additional assistance provided by the Royal mint London in 1966 to assist with the huge demand for new currency with a vast amount of
pre-decimal currency withdrawn, and by the Wales
mint in 1981 to help the additional demand for circulation currency brought about by the economic boom of the 1980s.
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Reverse Designer
Stuart Devlin
Obverse Designer
Arnold Machin
5.66 grams
23.6 mm
Copper: 75%
Nickel: 25%
Bullion Value
1969  Ten Cent Reverse

1969  Ten Cent Reverse


Grade Value AUD
AU58 15¢
MS64 $6
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  • proof - A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulation
  • decimal - Currency in equivalent units of base 10
  • reverse - The tails side of the coin
  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • pre-decimal - Denominations without base 10 equivalents
  • mint - a facility that produces coins

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