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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Sydney Harbour Bridge

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sydney Harbour Bridge) -  obverse 10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sydney Harbour Bridge) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1997
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 6.77 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 20.77 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Coins of the Harbour City

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1997
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

Full view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from a 45 degree angle

Lettering:
SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
10 DOLLARS

Engraver: Horst Hahne

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

Edge

Smooth

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sydney Harbour Bridge)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The RAM released this NCLT Fine Silver (.999) coin in 1997 as part of a 2 coin reverse frosted proof set.
The set was commemorating famous Sydney Landmarks and this coin featured the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The second coin featured the Sydney Opera House.
  

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  20,000 Proof Reverse Frosted in 2 Coin Set

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