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The Big Noodle: Australian 10 Cent Coins

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 Posted 04/08/2022  03:53 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Welcome to the 10c sub-thread for my mission to noodle a complete set of Australian decimal circulating coins.

The 10 cent coin was introduced in 1966 and features a lyrebird on the reverse.



Unlike 5 cent coins, I enjoy noodling 10 cent coins as there are several key dates to find.

The lowest mintage Australian 10 cent is the 2011 coin with a mintage of 1.7 million. Other key dates are 1972, 1985, 1991, 1997, 2018 and the 2016 change-over coin.

No 10 cent coins were issued for circulation in 1986, 1987, 1995 and 1996.

There are 56 ten cent coins I need to find (including the different mint 1966 and 1981 coins).
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 Posted 04/08/2022  04:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Day 5
After the first 10 cent noodling session ($60) I am left with only 7 coins to find.

Key date coins I found today were 3x 1972, 1991 and 2x 2018.



No sign of the two hardest coins to find: 1985 and 2011.

I found two nice 1989 coins:







Total number of 10 cent coins noodled: 600
Number of coins found: 49
Number of coins still to find: 7
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04/09/2022 01:49 am
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 Posted 04/08/2022  06:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done MMM. Good start. :)
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 Posted 04/08/2022  07:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a great start.

Your whole noodle project is outstanding, once you have all the basic dates covered, then the fun of upgrading begins.

I assume you are already doing that, going through each year pile and choosing the best and/or any variety or error.

Look forward to seeing 1985 come in. I managed to get an 85 and a very nice 1971 in my noodles here in Noo Zillund charity shop lots.
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 Posted 04/09/2022  01:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good start - 10c would have to be the easy denomination.
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 Posted 04/09/2022  01:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Your whole noodle project is outstanding, once you have all the basic dates covered, then the fun of upgrading begins.


Thanks princetane, yes the early machin coins will be particulary hard to find in higher grades.


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10c would have to be the easy denomination.


Don't know about that. I think the 1985 10 cent is one of the most difficult coins to find, certainly harder than any of the 5 cent coins.
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 Posted 04/09/2022  02:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one I found in a bag of mixed coins from a NZ thrift shop in 2018, not the highest condition, but decent.


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 Posted 04/09/2022  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Princetane, that 1985 10 cent you've got there is better than average. Most found these days are incredibly grubby.
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 Posted 04/10/2022  12:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Day 7

Noodled $40 worth of 10 cent coins today with good success.

Found two 2011s and a 2019 JC.



Spotting the difference between the 1981 Canberra and Wales minted coins is a bit of a challenge.

Thanks to the information supplied by Nevol in this thread
http://goccf.com/t/291590

In the picture below, I believe the coin on the left is the Canberra minted coin and the coin on the right is the coin minted in Wales. The text is thicker and the RA in AUSTRALIA is closer together on the reverse of the Welsh minted coin.



There is a variety of the 1999 coin known as the "large head" which is easily identified as the text on the reverse is noticeably closer to the rim.

"Large head" on the left, normal on the right.


I have found very few 1966 coins all of which are very grubby and appear to be the more common London minted coin.

That leaves the 1966 Canberra mint, 1985, 1997 and 2016 change-over coins left to find.

Total number of 10c coins noodled: 1000
Number of coins found: 52
Number of coins still to find: 4
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 Posted 04/16/2022  12:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Day 13

Only had 8 rolls to noodle today, but that was enough to find a key date 1997.



Not much else of interest besides another 1999 large head and a 2018. No 1966 coins at all today.

That leaves the 1966 Canberra mint, 1985 and 2016 change-over coins left to find.

Total number of 10 cent coins noodled: 1320
Number of different coins found: 53
Number of coins still to find: 3
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Only had 8 rolls to noodle today, but that was enough to find a key date 1997.
Most excellent!
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 Posted 04/24/2022  12:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Day 21

Noodled a $100 bag. Found some key dates:



Including this pair of 2016 change-over coins:


Took me a lot longer than I expected to find the Canberra minted 1966, but I guess a mintage of around 10 million is not that higher than the 1972 5 cent.



That leaves only the 1985 10 cent coin to find.

Total number of 10 cent coins noodled: 2320
Number of different coins found: 55
Number of coins still to find: 1
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Noodled a $100 bag. Found some key dates:
Fantastic!

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That leaves only the 1985 10 cent coin to find.
Good luck!
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 Posted 04/30/2022  07:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Don't know about that. I think the 1985 10 cent is one of the most difficult coins to find, certainly harder than any of the 5 cent coins.


True - I thought that one coin might be easier than all of the different coloured $2 coins together.
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