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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Hairy Nosed Wombat - Piedfort

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.14 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# 397.2
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Australia's Endangered Species - Piedfort

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1998
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

Wombat in grassland

Lettering:
10
DOLLARS
NORTHERN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBAT
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

Reeded

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Hairy Nosed Wombat - Piedfort) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This coin is a piedfort version of KM#397.1 and is part of a series of four Sterling Silver (.925) Proof coins released by the RAM to highlight Australia's Endangered Species.

Once common throughout New South Wales, the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat's Lasiorhinus krefftii  numbers began to decline after European settlement. Between the once strong demand for the soft brown pelt of the stocky animals, and the competition with domestic livestock for the native grasses that made up their diet, the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat's population was reduced to a scattered collection of colonies, there are thought to be only 65 individual animals alive today

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  14,000 Proof - Piedfort

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