Rare 10p coins – valuable UK 10p coins

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Rare 10p coins – valuable UK 10p coins

Found a rare 10p coin in your purse?

Like lots of other UK coin denominations, there are a few UK 10p coins that are worth many times their face value.

First issued in 1968, the original 10p coins was heavier and larger, with the Royal Mint changing the design in 1992 to the smaller, lighter version we use today.

What are the rare 10p coins?

The rarest 10p coins are currently:

  • B – The James Bond alphabet 10p (2018) coin is worth around £6, making it the most valuable of the alphabet 10p coins
  • M – Mackintosh (as in the rain coat!) alphabet 10p (2018) coin is worth around £4.50
  • K – King Arthur 10p coins from the alphabet collection is worth around £4.00
  • J – Jubilee 10p. This coins worth around £3
  • D – Double decker bus. Currently worth around £3
rare 10p coins

Alphabet 10p coins

In 2016, the Royal Mint issued 2.6 million ‘alphabet’ 10p coins. From A-Z, each 10p coin featured something about Britain that made the country great.

The designs were chosen after a public vote. With another 2.1 million coins minted two years later on 2018, these iconic UK 10p coins have remained highly collectable.

What do the alphabet 10p stand for?

The public voted and this is what came out as the winners, and was then minted onto the 10p coins

  • A – Angel of the North
  • B – Bond…James Bond
  • C – Cricket
  • D – Double Decker Bus
  • E – English Breakfast
  • F – Fish & Chips
  • G – Greenwich Mean Time
  • H – Houses of Parliament
  • I – Ice-Cream Cone
  • J – Jubilee
  • K – King Arthur
  • L – Loch Ness Monster
  • M – Mackintosh
  • N – National Health Service
  • O – Oak Tree
  • P – Post Box
  • Q – Queuing
  • R – Robin
  • S – Stonehenge
  • T – Teapot
  • U – Union Flag
  • V – Village
  • W – World Wide Web
  • X – X Marks the Spot
  • Y – Yeoman
  • Z – Zebra Crossing

Rare 10p coins – 1992

1992 was the year the 10p coin underwent a dramatic change in appearance from the older heavily, larger design into the lighter, small 10p we know and still use today.

1992 10p coins
1991 example image of the older style 10p coin

If you have a 1992 minted older 10p coin in good condition, it could be worth upwards of £5.

Bailiwick of jersey 10p

The Bailiwick of jersey 10p was issued in 1992 as part of the ‘Jersey Pound coins series’.

If you’ve got one of these coins, they’re currently selling for around £2. There are some sellers on online sites charging far higher prices, but you’re realistically going to get around £2.

Bailiwick of jersey 10p
Bailiwick of jersey 10p

Rare 10p coins list

The value and rarity of the alphabet 10p coins tends to move around a lot. This is because some of the coins are harder to find than others and so when collectors find them, they take them out of circulation for their collections.

There were nearly 2.5 million of these coins minted since their debut. Exact mintage numbers are not known.

As a rule of thumb, the higher up the scarcity index, the more valuable your 10p will be.


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Are there any rare 10p coins?

Yes! There are a number of rare 10p coins, some worth up to 60 times their face value!

Which 10p coins are valuable?

The rarest 10p coins are currently:
B – The James Bond alphabet 10p (2018) coin is worth around £6, making it the most valuable of the alphabet 10p coins
M – Mackintosh (as in the rain coat!) alphabet 10p (2018) coin is worth around £4.50
K – King Arthur 10p coins from the alphabet collection is worth around £4.00
J – Jubilee 10p. This coins worth around £3
D – Double decker bus. Currently worth around £3

Are 1992 10p coins rare?

The older heavier style 10p coins from 1992 (the year the Royal Mint changed the design) are worth upwards of £5

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