Found at Target just resting on a table while dozens of people passed it by without a care. I do not blame them since this is the most common 10 pence ever and passes through U.S. coin operated machines like butter.
That is right this is the 33rd 1992 ten pence I found, some were from coin lots, but most are from my change. As recent as December of last year I found one of these among a group of Canadian finds.
For this reason this coin is getting its own post. I'm assuming many of these billion and a half coins have left Great Britain and are commonly found. This one is not in the best of shape.
The World Coin book has a great description of the reverse:
Crowned lion prancing left.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Pence / Great Britain
Value: $0.10 in F(This may be less)
Update: Thanks to Sylvester for this information
With regards to the milling varieties, 1992 is the only year when there is more than one type. There's the earliest issues which have 'wire milling' (the thin narrow one), sometimes during 1992 a thicker flat edge was adopted and used every year thereafter.While I won't have time to go over my previous finds this one has the obverse L & I in between dots. The reverse has the 1 pointing directly at a dot. This is the most common type but maybe one of the other 32 are better, I'll try to search soon.
You might be interested to learn that the small 10p series is a somewhat complex one with many minor varieties. 1992 itself has no less than 5 distinct varieties, one of which is rare.
Type 1 - Wire milling - Obv. L & I point between edge beads, Rev. 1 points at a bead. (Extremely common, estimate mintage = 565,382,068)
Type 2 - Flat Edge - Obv. L & I point between edge beads, Rev. 1 points at a bead. (Extremely common, estimate mintage = 565,382,068)
Type 3 - Flat Edge - Obv. L & I point at edge beads, Rev. 1 points between beads. (Common, estimated mintage = 261,489,206)
Type 4 - Flat Edge - Obv. L & I point between edge beads, Rev. 1 points between beads. (Scarce, estimate mintage = 14,134,552)
Type 5 - Flat Edge - Obv. L & I point at beads, Rev. 1 points at a bead. (Rare, estimated mintage = 7,067,276)
For most other years there's two distinct varieties.
Do you have a coin from the United Kingdom and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.