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Very high numbers of these new coins were being minted due to the fact that the old large coins were going to be withdrawn in the summer of 1993 and thus new dies had to be prepared to take over from those currently in use when they became life expired. Based on dies used on the later ten pence issues of 1994-7 it is most likely that the following issues were minted towards the very end of 1992 and since the 1993 dated coins were only issued in collector's sets, it is concievable that the latest 1992 issues were being minted well into 1993.

 

 

 

The Type 3 Percentage of mintage = c. 20% (c. 258,348,634 pieces)

 

Obverse; I, L and A in Elizabeth point at dots.

Reverse; The 1 in 10 on the reverse points between dots.

Edge; Flat type.

 

 

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This issue is also the type that is present in the mint and proof sets of 1992.

 

 

 

The Type 4 Percentage of mintage = c. <1% (c. 12,000,000 pieces)

 

Obverse; I, L and A in Elizabeth point between dots.

Reverse; The 1 in 10 on the reverse points between dots.

Edge; Flat type.

 

 

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This type is not available in either UNC or Proof sets.

 

 

 

The Type 5 Percentage of mintage = c. <1% (c. 8,000,000 pieces)

 

 

Obverse; I, L and A in Elizabeth point at dots.

Reverse; The 1 in 10 on the reverse points at dot.

Edge; Flat type.

 

 

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This type is not available in either UNC or Proof sets.

 

 

 

 

On June 30 1993 the old large ten pence pieces and their pre-decimal equivalent the florin first issued in 1849 were all demonetised. The pre-decimal coinage became history once and for all and the new decimal coins and their varieties in true British style have gone relatively unnoticed and uncared for.

 

The fifty pence pieces were reduced in size in 1997.

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