A Guide to the Alphabet A-Z 10p Coins

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to the Alphabet 10p coins.

The Alphabet 10p coins are in tribute to everything great about Great Britain. Please use the list below to learn more about each of the 26 coins, including how much they could potentially be worth on the secondary marketplace.

Please note that the estimated values have been taken from the average of past sold prices of the coins on eBay and as such represent the most realistic value you could get if you decided to sell on the secondary marketplace.

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A – Angel of the North

Angel of the North 10 Pence Coin
Angel of the North 20p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £5.80

About the Design

The design of the Angel of the North 10p features the letter ‘A’ besides a depiction of the Angel of the North with a milled edge.

More Information

The Angel of the North is an iconic sculpture located in Gateshead in nothern England. The sculpture was designed by Antony Gormley and was installed in 1998. The Angel is synonymous with the area and is one of the most well known sculptures in the Britain.

B – Bond (James)

The James Bond 10p coin
James Bond 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £4.00

About the Design

The James Bond 10p coin features the iconic 007 logo with gun and barrel with the letter ‘B’ just above.

More Information

The character of James Bond was created by Ian Fleming in his book Casino Royale which was written in 1953. Fleming had served in the Navy as an intelligence officer and decided to write the novels in his Jamaican residence. Between 1953 and 1966 there were 11 Bond novels and 2 collections of short stories published, with two of the books published posthumously following his death in 1964 at age 56.

C – Cricket

The Cricket 10p Coin
Cricket 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £2.58

About the Design

The design of the Cricket 10p coin features a batsman swinging his cricket bat with a set of wickets towards the background. The letter ‘C’ is visible in the forefront.

More Information

It is widely accepted that Cricket as a sport originated in the South East of England around the 16th century. Since then, Cricket has gone on to be a worldwide sport watched by millions around the globe.

D – Double-Decker Bus

The Double Decker Bus 10p Coin
Double-Decker Bus 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £2.01

About the Design

The Double-Decker 10p features the letter ‘D’ in the forefront with a double-decker bus image behind it with passengers and a bus driver present.

More Information

The double-decker bus is well known throughout Britain being one of the most common forms of public transport. Double-decker buses are preferred to articulated buses, or those with two carriages and a connecting section, due to the larger capacity possible for a smaller length vehicle. This space efficiency makes double-decker buses highly suited for use in city centres.

E – English Breakfast

The English Breakfast 10p Coin
English Breakfast 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £2.02

About the Design

The English Breakfast 10p features a variety of foods commonly found in an English Breakfast including bacon, eggs, beans and others. The letter ‘E’ can be found to the left of the design.

More Information

The English Breakfast, or full English, is a staple in British culture and usually consists of bacon, eggs, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and other components alongside a cup of tea or coffee. There are many different variations and people may choose to have an English Breakfast any way they like. The main point is that the English Breakfast is adored by many and will continue to be the most popular breakfast in Britain for many years to come.

F – Fish and Chips

The Fish and Chips 10p Coin
Fish and Chips 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £2.12

About the Design

The Fish and Chips 10p features the letter ‘F’ in the forefront with the image of a fish just behind and chips around the outside.

More Information

Another classic meal in Britain is fish and chips. Originating in England, the dish consists simply of fried fish in batter alongside a portion of chips. Common side dishes to have with the meal include curry or mushy peas, and thousands of fish and chips establishments can be found throughout Britain. The choice of fish usually involves either cod or haddock.

G – Greenwich Mean Time

The Greenwich Mean Time 10p Coin
Greenwich Mean Time 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.71

About the Design

The Greenwich Mean Time 10p features the letter ‘G’ with a background of a map, representing the idea of a unification of time zones across the globe.

More Information

The Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT, originated in England from engineer Sandford Fleming and is a concept to keep track of the time that revolves around the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. The GMT relies upon mean solar time and is taken on a basis revolving around midnight. The basis for the introduction of GMT was that it became difficult for trains to keep their timepieces in sync as they went about their daily long-distance travels.

H – Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament 10p Coin
Houses of Parliament 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.86

About the Design

The Houses of Parliament 10p features the letter ‘H’ towards the top with the logo of the Houses of Parliament, based on the crowned portcullis, towards the bottom of the coin face.

More Information

The Houses of Parliament are located in Westminster, London and provides the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The House of Commons is where Members of Parliament (MPs) debate political issues and the House of Lords compliments the work of the Commons.

I – Ice Cream Cone

The Ice Cream Cone 10p Coin
Ice Cream Cone 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.73

About the Design

The Ice Cream Cone 10p features the letter ‘I’ towards the left, with an ice cream cone complemented with ice cream and a flake towards the left.

More Information

The ice cream cone is synonymous with spending a holiday away at the great British seaside. The total amount of ice cream manufactured in the UK that sells each year is estimated between 200 and 400 million litres, highlighting how big the ice cream industry is in the UK.

J – Jubilee

The Jubilee 10p Coin
Jubilee 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.67

About the Design

The Jubilee 10p pays tribute to the Jubilee, a time for celebration amongst the British, with the letter ‘J’ below a Jubilee Carriage.

More Information

The current reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee in 2017, making her time on the throne the largest of any British monarch in history. Jubilees are widely celebrated across Britain with many street parties and gatherings being held.

K – King Arthur

The King Arthur 10p Coin
King Arthur 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.30

About the Design

The King Arthur 10p features an iconic design of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table with the letter ‘K’ in the centre.

More Information

King Arthur is a famous figure in Britain having led the defence against the Saxon invaders in the 5th and 6th centuries. The depiction of the Knights of the Round table found on the design of the 10p is in tribute to the well-known stories of the Knights found in the literature of the Matter of Britain.

L – Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness 10p Coin design
Loch Ness 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £2.05

About the Design

The Loch Ness Monster 10p features the letter ‘L’ encircled by the tail of the Loch Ness Monster, or ‘Nessie’, a mythical creature supposedly living in Loch Ness, Scotland.

More Information

The existence of the Loch Ness Monster became a worldwide debate in 1933 following the release of the Surgeon’s Photograph. Despite the photograph being debunked as a hoax, the story of Nessie remains to this day with over 2 million people visiting Loch Ness ever year.

M – Mackintosh

The Mackintosh 10p Coin
Mackintosh 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.85

About the Design

The Mackintosh 10p features the letter ‘M’ with an image of a Mackintosh behind it with rain visible towards the top.

More Information

The Mackintosh was invented by Scotsman Charles Macintosh and was first sold in 1824. It was a form of rain coat notably made out of rubberised fabric, and although the style has become very generic over the years a genuine Mackintosh is made from a rubberised material.

N – NHS

The NHS 10p Coin
NHS 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.60

About the Design

The NHS 10p features the letter ‘N’ entangled by a stethoscope, a medical device used to listen to internal sounds of the body.

More Information

The National Health Service (NHS) has provided free universal healthcare for anybody, regardless of age of income, in the United Kingdom since 1948. The NHS has been depicted on other coins issued in the UK, and you can read more about the NHS in our detailed article about the NHS 50p coin.

O – Oak Tree

The Oak Tree 10p Coin
Oak Tree 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.44

About the Design

The Oak Tree 10p features the letter ‘O’ encircling an acorn and Oak leaves, in tribute to the beloved Oak Tree.

More Information

Technically speaking, an Oak Tree is of the genus Quercus of the beech family. Oak trees may be found throughout the world, but will always hold a special place in the heart of the British.

P – Postbox

The Post Box 10p Coin
Post Box 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.68

About the Design

The Post Box 10p features the letter ‘P’ placed within a street alongside a Post Box, with houses visible in the background and trees to the right.

More Information

A post box is a public box whereby anybody can deposit any mail to be delivered. Typically a post box is bright red in colour, and many can be spotted throughout the UK. A post box with the date 1809 can be found in a museum in Wakefield and is thought to be the oldest example in Britain.

Q – Queuing

The Queuing 10p Coin
Queuing 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.80

About the Design

The Queuing 10p features a line of people queuing through the letter ‘Q’.

More Information

In Britain, queuing is an integral part of society. The British are known for their incredible ability to wait in line in an orderly fashion…most of the time anyway.

R – Robin

The Robin 10p Coin
Robin 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.83

About the Design

The Robin 10p features a Robin bird perched within the letter ‘R’ surrounded by snowflakes.

More Information

The robin is a small bird with an iconically bright orange chest found throughout the United Kingdom. The robin is one of the most well known birds in the UK and is adored by many.

S – Stonehenge

The Stonehenge 10p Coin
Stonehenge 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.57

About the Design

The Stonehenge 10p features a design of the sun rising alongside stones found at Stonehenge.

More Information

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument consisting of a ring of large stones found in Wiltshire, England. Each stone is thought to weigh approximately 25 tonnes, with the origin of the stones themselves highly investigated to this day.

T – Teapot

The Tea 10p Coin
Teapot 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.90

About the Design

The Teapot 10p features the letter ‘T’ beside a boiling teapot place upon a tiled floor.

More Information

A cup of tea is a cultural beverage in Britain. Since the 17th tea has grown in popularity in Britain with the majority of tea supplied from India and China.

U – Union Flag

The Union Flag 10p Coin
Union Flag 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.97

About the Design

The Union Jack 10p features the letter ‘U’ with a section of the Union Flag as the background.

More Information

The Union Flag is the flag of the United Kingdom and has origins dating back to 1606 during the reign of James VI and I. The flag is also used in some overseas territories of Britain.

V – Villages

The Villages 10p Coin
Villages 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.67

About the Design

The Villages 10p features the letter ‘V’ with classic British village scenery in the background.

More Information

A village in Britain is smaller in size than a town, and they are usually based around a particular industry such as mining or fishing. Villages play a large role in British culture, typically portraying a closer community than somewhere like a city centre.

W – World Wide Web

The World Wide Web 10p Coin
World Wide Web 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £2.02

About the Design

The World Wide Web 10p features the letter ‘W’ surrounded by a spiders web.

More Information

The World Wide Web was invented in 1989 by Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee and has since gone on to be one of the most influential inventions of all time. The World Wide Web allows anybody in the world to access a wealth of information and applications.

X – X Marks the spot

The X-marks-the-spot 10p Coin
X marks the spot 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.61

About the Design

The X marks the spot 10p features a pirate ship towards the right hand side, with a treasure map on the left with the letter ‘X’ in the foreground.

More Information

The phrase ‘X marks the spot’ has appeared many times in popular culture throughout the years and is commonly associated with some form of lost treasure being found.

Y – Yeoman Warder

Yeoman Warder 10p Coin Design
Yeoman Warder 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.94

About the Design

The Yeoman Warder 10p features the letter ‘Y’ with a key hanging from it towards the left, with a depiction of a Yeoman Warder to the right hand side.

More Information

Yeoman Warders, known as Beefeaters in common culture, are guardians of the Tower of London. Technically responsible for looking after prisoners and guarding the crown jewels, Yeoman Warders responsibilities usually involve conducting guided tours of the Tower.

Z – Zebra Crossing

Zebra Crossing 10p Coin Design
Zebra Crossing 10p Coin Design

Estimated Value = £1.56

About the Design

The Zebra Crossing 10p features the letter ‘Z’ above the iconic lines of a zebra crossing.

More Information

A zebra crossing is a common crossing used by pedestrians around the globe. The stripes of the crossing similar to the patterns found on a zebra, a zebra crossing usually gives the priority to pedestrians allowing a safe space to cross the road.