10 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Earth

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Earth) -  obverse10 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Earth) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 10 Cents
0.10 AUD = 0.07 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Planetary Coins - Earth


4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara set within a circle. Text outside of the circle.


Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.


Depiction of Planet Earth in pad printed Blue/Green/White showing the outline of South East Asia and Australia.
Surrounded by Clouds, Mountains, Lightening Strike, Waves, Dolphin, Palm Tree, Volcano, Giraffe, Elephant, Whale, Bird, Fir Tree & Kangaroos.
Planetary Symbol of Earth below.


Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.



10 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Earth) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This NCLT frosted proof type, colour pad printed coin is part of a 10 coin set released by the RAM. They are packaged within a coincard.

The coincard is inside an information-filled pop-up book featuring colour-printing and is the first time for a RAM collection to feature the bronze 1 and 2 cent blanks along with the aluminium bronze $1 and $2 blanks. The addition of two $5 blanks including a bi-metallic one to represent the rings of Saturn makes this set astronomical.

This particular 10 Cent coin represents Earth the 3rd Planet and has the Planetary Symbol for Earth on the reverse surrounded by Topographic, Landscape, Animal & Vegetation features of the planet.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  10,000 UNC in Coincard

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