What 10p coins are valuable?

What 10p coins are valuable?

The rarest 10p coins are worth many times their face value.

  • Y stands for Yeoman Warder in the A to Z collection.
  • Z is for the unmistakable Zebra Crossing.
  • R stands for the adorable red-breasted Robin.
  • Paying tribute to the internet, W is for World Wide Web.
  • Q is, of course, for Queuing.
  • When was the old 10p coin introduced?

    The original 10p was first issued in 1968 as a larger coin and was initially used alongside and was the same size as its predecimal equivalent coin, the florin (two shillings).

    What is 10 pence coin made of?

    Nickel-plated steel
    10p Coin

    First Issued Smaller version – September 1992 (Larger version introduced in 1968, demonetised in 1993)
    Diameter 24.5mm
    Weight 6.5g
    Thickness 1.85mm
    Composition Nickel-plated steel (since January 2012) Cupro-nickel (prior to January 2012) (75% copper, 25% nickel)

    What do the letters mean on 10p coins?

    T – Teapot. U – Union Flag. V – Village. W – World Wide Web. X – X Marks the Spot.

    Do banks still take old 10p coins?

    Banks don’t legally have to accept old paper notes and coins once they’ve been withdrawn from circulation.

    What can you do with old 10p coins?

    If you take standard 10p coins, or even small change to the value of 10p, they will swap it for an A-Z coins. You can buy up to 10 of the A-Z coins at a time.

    How heavy is a 10p coin?


    Are 10p coins magnetic?

    The iron content in the steel core is what makes them magnetic. Since January 2012, the ‘Silver’ 5p and 10p coins have also been made from a plated steel, in turn making them magnetic. While they changed more recently than the ‘coppers’, you will actually find that a higher percentage of 5p and 10p coins are magnetic.

    What metal is the ten pence coin made of?

    The ten pence coin was originally minted from cupro-nickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni), but since 2012 it has been minted in nickel-plated steel due to the increasing price of metal. From January 2013 the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions.

    How much is 10 pence in pounds?

    Ten pence (British coin) The British decimal ten pence (10p) coin – often pronounced ten pee – is a unit of currency equalling ten one-hundredths of a pound sterling.

    When did they stop making 10 pence coins?

    On 30 September 1992 a reduced-size version of the 10 pence coin was introduced. The older and larger version of the coin was withdrawn from circulation on 30 June 1993. The design remained unchanged. From 1998 to 2015 the portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley was used, again featuring the tiara, with a signature-mark IRB below the portrait.

    How much is a 10p coin worth?

    The British decimal ten pence (10p) coin – often pronounced ten pee – has a value of ten one-hundredths of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction in 1968, to replace the florin (two shilling) coin in preparation for decimalisation in 1971.