10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Tunnel in Construction

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Tunnel in Construction) -  obverse10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Tunnel in Construction) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.73 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
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


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


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.


Within an outer ring that contains wording and the denomination is a scene depicting construction workers using various construction equipment.
Centre of the coin has a depiction of a tunnel in construction with rail tracks


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.



10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Snowy Mountains Tunnel in Construction) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


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 construction workers and a finished tunnel that was constructed as part of the scheme.
The second coin features a scene showing a construction worker in front of a Dam Wall & Alpine Lake with the Snowy Mountains in the background.

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

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