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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Tiger - Gold Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.09999)
Weight 3.1105 g
Diameter 17.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Tiger

Series: Lunar series II

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2010
10 DOLLARS
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

Lunar tiger bordered by traditional designs, depicted as authentic Chinese symbols in a symmetrical design. Chinese character for Tiger is to the right.

Lettering:
2010

YEAR OF THE TIGER

Translation: 虎 (Tiger)

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

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

The fourth coin in this Lunar series, released by the Royal Australian Mint. Struck in 1/10oz 99.99 fine gold and minted as a proof coin, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Worldwide mintage is limited to 2,500. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a wooden two-piece presentation case held closed by magnets. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  2,500 Proof in Case

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