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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Jabiru - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1991
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.17 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 156
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Jabiru

Series: Birds of Australia

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1991
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Jabiru with water background

Lettering: TEN DOLLARS

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Milled

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Jabiru - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

Third coin in the Royal Australian Mint's "Birds of Australia" $10 Sterling Silver Series.

The Black-necked Stork is more commonly known as the Jabiru or sometimes the Policeman-bird. It is mainly seen in Northern Australia. Singly, in pairs or small parties the bird frequents swamps, saltwater creeks, tidal flats and lagoons. It is often spotted quietly stalking for fish, crabs and carrion, and every now and again making huge strides and jabbing its prey with its huge bill.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1991  32,446 16.50 100% Proof
1991  1,000 0% Proof - Coin Fair

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