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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sarah Durack - Frosted Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 20.77 g
Diameter 34.1 mm
Thickness 2.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 226
  • 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

Sarah Durack 1912 - 1st Gold Medalist

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
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

Circle surrounds swimmer within wreath above gold medal, denomination below.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA'S 1ST GOLD MEDALISTS
SARAH DURACK
10 DOLLARS
HH

Engraver: Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne PSM, is an Australian sculptor, medallist and designer. Signature: "HH"

Edge

Plain.

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sarah Durack - Frosted Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

One from a set of six silver coins released by the RAM to celebrate the Olympic sporting achievements of some of Australia's best athletes, The coins were released in pairs, this one was paired with Edwin Flack and was entitled "Olympic Heritage ".
  
Mintage in each year was limited to a maximum of 30,000 sets. The 1994 and 1996 issues were not fully subscribed, with total of 21,484 and 15,300 pairs respectively, being sold.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  21,484 Proof - Frosted

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