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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - New South Wales

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - New South Wales) -  obverse 10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - New South Wales) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1987
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 6.79 USD
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 93
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian State Series - New South Wales

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
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

Coat of Arms of New South Wales:
A Lion & Kangaroo, supporting a shield which features the State Badge centrally with two Fleece and two Wheat Sheafe, the Rising Sun above the Shield. Motto in scroll below.

Lettering:
ORTA RECENS QUAM PURA NITES
COAT OF ARMS NEW SOUTH WALES
10 DOLLARS

Translation: ORTA RECENS QUAM PURA NITES = NEWLY RISEN HOW BRIGHTLY YOU SHINE

Engraver: Horst Hahne

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

Edge

Reeded

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - New South Wales)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the RAM in 1987 to commemorate the State of New South Wales is this $10 Sterling Silver Proof (.925) coin. It was released in a capsule in plush blue case.


Uncirculated versions were also released in a blue vinyl wallet.


This 1987 $10 coin is the third of a series which features the coat of arms of the individual States and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia. The coin features the official New South Wales Coat of Arms.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  50,500 18.29 Proof Cased
1987  55,000 UNC in Blue Vinyl Wallet

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