There are several rare 10p coins in circulation – some that you might own and others that you might be able to get your hands on. This blog post will look at 5 rare 10p coins in history. Before that, let’s start with what is 10p Coin.
What is a 10p Coin?
In the United Kingdom, the ten pence (decimal) Coin is a unit of currency equaling ten one-hundredth of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the Coin’s introduction in 1968, while its reverse has featured various designs over the years. The first decimal coins were 5p and 10p coins introduced in 1968. The 50p Coin followed them in 1969, and the 20p Coin in 1982.
Rare 10p Coins:
10p W Coin (World Wide Web)
These coins were minted in 2018 and 2019. These coins honor the guy who invented the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, a British guy who made our life closer to each other. 2018 10p had the same mintage of 220,000; however, 2019 10p W Coin has been minted 63,000 times only.
10p Y Coin (Yeoman)
This Coin was minted in 2018 and 2019. The Y coin has the same mintage numbers as the W coin. This Coin is to celebrate the men and women who guard and keep Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London, in order. They are called Yeoman Warders and were formed by King Henry VII.
10p Q Coin (Queuing)
This Coin was minted in 2018 and 2019. It celebrates one of the most British things to do: queuing. The word queue was first used in English in 1837 and came from the French word “cue,” “coe,” or “queue,” meaning “tail.” During major historical events, such as the Industrial Revolution, Britain is credited with having acquired its reputation for queuing. As more and more people congregated in cities, the need for order became apparent.
10p R Coin (Robin)
It celebrates one of Britain’s most famous birds, the Robin. Which officially named UK’s favorite bird. The bird is often seen as a sign of spring and new beginnings. However, it is also seen as a sign of hope during challenging times such as Christmas, when it is known for perching on top of snow-covered graves.
10p Z Coin (Zebra Crossing)
This Coin is to celebrate one of the most British things, the zebra crossing. Zebra crossing was introduced in Slough High Street in 1951 by James Callaghan, who later became Prime Minister. The crossings were designed to help pedestrians cross busy roads safely.
Before you go…
I am still hunting to collect all the 10 A to Z coins. I hope I can get all of it soon. Are you also a collector of this collection? What’s your favorite Coin? Are any other rare 10p coins out there you want to share? Please comment below; I would love to hear from you. Till next time, happy collecting!
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