Malta 1972 10 cents
Malta was granted independence by Great Britain in 1964. Coinage was not inaugurated until 1972, when the republic was inaugurated. This type was struck 1972, 1976-81 altho only the 1972 was struck for circulation. In 1982, one Maltese pound = US$2.45. Malta has since joined the EU and adopted the euro, rendering the Maltese pound obsolete.
Recorded mintage: 10,680,000 plus 13,000 proofs.
Specification: 11.3 g, copper-nickel, 28.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 11.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.