New Zealand 1981 10 cents

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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
New Zealand 1981 10 cents rev DSLR.jpg

This type was struck for circulation 1970-85. The previous type, KM 35 of 1967-69, stated 10/ONE SHILLING on the reverse. It is the same module as the Australian ten cents and was in fact plucked from circulation there.

Recorded mintage: 5,000,000 (London) plus 27,000 (Ottawa) plus 17,000 proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, copper-nickel, 23.62 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 41.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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