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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Queensland

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Queensland) -  obverse10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Queensland) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1989
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.17 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 114
  • 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

Australian States Series - Queensland

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1989
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 Queensland:
A Red Deer & Brolga, supporting a shield which features the heads of a Bull and a Ram, a Sheaffe of Wheat and Gold rising from a pile of Quartz. Two stalks of Sugarcane surround the State Badge, a Maltese Cross with a centred Crown of St. Edward.

Lettering:
QUEENSLAND
AUDAX·AT·FIDELIS
10 DOLLARS

Translation: AUDAX·AT·FIDELIS = BOLD BUT FAITHFUL

Engraver: Horst Hahne

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

Edge

Milled

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Queensland) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the RAM in 1989 to commemorate the State of Queensland is this $10 Sterling Silver Proof (.925) coin. It was released in a capsule in plush beige case.


Uncirculated versions were also released in a Sand coloured Coincard.


This 1989 $10 coin is the fourth 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 Queensland Coat of Arms. This was the very first coat of Arms of all the Australian States.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1989  48,573 57% Proof Cased
1989  48,929 14.64 50% UNC in Coincard

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