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10 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse10 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1998
Value 10 Cents
0.10 AUD = 0.07 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 1.76 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 81,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 68
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
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

Male Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae), value superimposed.

Lettering:
10
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1985  2,100,000
1985  75,000 Proof year set
1986  67,000 Proof year set
1986  180,000 Uncirculated year set
1987  70,000 Proof year set
1987  200,000 Uncirculated year set
1988  46,900,000 0.30 0.30 0.66 1.11
1988  106,000 Proof year set
1989  45,000,000 0.25 0.25 0.72
1989  67,000 Proof year set
1990  17,000,000 0.30
1990  53,000 Proof year set
1991  3,174,000 0.20
1991  41,000 Proof year set
1991  148,000 Uncirculated year set
1992  29,800,000 0.29 0.33
1992  56,000 Proof year set
1993  23,100,000 0.19 1.04
1993  46,000 Proof year set
1994  43,726,000 0.33 1.01
1994  39,000 Proof year set
1995  41,000 Proof year set
1995  96,000 Uncirculated year set
1996  41,000 Proof year set
1996  108,000 Uncirculated year set
1997  5,700,000 0.21
1997  32,000 Proof year set
1998  47,989,000 0.22 0.39
1998  Baby proof year set
1998  32,000 Proof year set
1998  Uncirculated year set

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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