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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Alpine Lake

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Alpine Lake) -  obverse 10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Alpine Lake) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
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 Snowy Mountains Scheme

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
1999
IRB

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.

Reverse

A construction worker set in front of a Dam Wall & Alpine Lake with Mountains in the background.
Wording & denomination set in an outer rim.

Lettering:
THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS SCHEME
10 DOLLARS
VG

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Smooth

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Alpine Lake)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The RAM released this NCLT Fine Silver (.999) coin in 1999 as part of a 2 coin reverse frosted proof set.
The set was commemorating the Snowy Mountains Scheme and this coin featured one of the many Alpine Lake Dams that were constructed as part of the scheme.
The second coin features construction of tunnels built to connect the many parts of the scheme together.
   

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  20,000 Proof Reverse Frosted in 2 Coin Set

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