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Robdon    10
Robdon

Hi

 

I recently got this 10c as change from the local PnP, what suprised me was the colour, next to a 5c it is almost the same colour Compare the colour to a regular 10c

[ATTACH=CONFIG]4692[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4691[/ATTACH]

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republikein    10
republikein
Hi

 

I recently got this 10c as change from the local PnP, what suprised me was the colour, next to a 5c it is almost the same colour Compare the colour to a regular 10c

[ATTACH=CONFIG]4692[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4691[/ATTACH]

 

Your observation is right: I have also received an exact same "copper" looking 10c from 2012. Maybe a cost factor that drove the change?

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Just Beachin    10
Just Beachin

I too noticed one the other day!

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Back in the 1970s when I worked for Barclays Bank in Estcourt I came across several of the old 50 cent coins which had been cast in lead - obviously crude reproductions as the quality was poor but some shop keepers got taken in.

 

Not suggesting the 10c you see have the same origins!

 

Scott

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kimbo11    10
kimbo11

In an effort to reduce the production cost of coin, the current 10c bronze alloy coin will be replaced with a new 10c denomination coin which will be a copper plated steel coin. There will be no changes made to the themes on the 10c coin.

 

Production of 5c coin to end; new 10c coin on the way

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Pierre_Henri    10
Pierre_Henri

Another strange coin is this 1965 Twenty Cent (20c) with the size of a Fifty Cent (50c)

Please see following pictures, the first comparing its large size to that of a normal 20c piece and the second shows its size compared to a 50c.

 

I don’t think that it is a 20c struck on the planchet of a 50c as the features (letters & numerals) are larger than that of a normal 20c – so probably a trial piece?

 

The date (1965) being the first year of issue could possibly support this theory?

 

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/50cb_zps8787493b.jpg

 

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/50ca_zps58ceca13.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/50cc_zps42f94614.jpg

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Cold Sea    0
Cold Sea

Hi Pierre,

 

Any chance of giving the dimensions ie diameter, thickness and weight if you can. The color looks more like silver rather than nickel.

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