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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II Birds of Australia - Cockatoo; Piedfort

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

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1990
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 6.79 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# P2
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 1990
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

Cockatoo with wings outstretched and comb erect sitting on a branch. Engraver's initials are on the lower branch near the final split. Overlapping HH.

Lettering:
TEN DOLLARS
HH

Engraver: Horst Hahne

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

Edge

Continuous reeding

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

© Richard Thomas

Comments

The sulphur-crested Cockatoo is well known to most Australians and is a familiar sight in heavily-timbered mountain ranges, open forests, paddocks, timber bordering watercourses, even towns and cities. The bird is usually seen in pairs or large flocks and its raucous ear-splitting screech makes it a very distinctive Australian.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990  15,000 Proof

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