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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II Birds of Australia Series - Jabiru; Piedfort

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Birds of Australia Series - Jabiru; Piedfort) -  obverse10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Birds of Australia Series - Jabiru; Piedfort) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1991
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 6.82 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 40 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 5.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# P3
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Birds of Australia - Piedfort Series

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1991
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

Jabiru against a water background.

Lettering: TEN DOLLARS

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Continuous reeding

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Birds of Australia Series - Jabiru; Piedfort) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas

Comments

The Black-necked Stork is more commonly known as the Jabiru or sometimes the Policeman-bird. It is mainly seen in Northern Australia. Singly, in pairs or small parties the bird frequents swamps, saltwater creeks, tidal flats and lagoons. It is often spotted quietly stalking for fish, crabs and carrion, and every now and again making huge strides and jabbing its prey with its huge bill.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  15,000 Proof

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