10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Tasmania

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

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1991
Value 10 Dollars
10 AUD = 6.84 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# 153
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian States Series - Tasmania


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


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.


Coat of Arms of Tasmania:
A central shield representing Tasmanian industry: apples, a sheaf of wheat, a branch of hops, plus a ram. It is supported by two Tasmanian tigers, now extinct. Above the shield are a red lion with a front paw resting on a spade and pick axe.


Translation: Ubertas et Fidelitas = "Fertility and Faithfulness"

Engraver: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.



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

© Mike Bentley


Released by the RAM in 1991 to commemorate the State of Tasmania is this $10 Sterling Silver Proof (.925) coin. It was released in a capsule in plush green case.

Uncirculated versions were also released in a Large coloured Coincard.

This 1991 $10 coin is the sixth in a series which features the coat of arms of the individual States and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia. The coin features the official Tasmania Coat of Arms.

Tasmania, Australia's Island State, contains not only huge areas of forest wilderness, but also untamed wild rivers, peaceful mountain lakes, fertile rolling farmlands and sophisticated cities. European settlement has left its mark with many of Australia's oldest historic buildings. In fact Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital, founded in 1804.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  1,000 Proof - Tasmanian Coin Fair Issue
1991  27,664 Proof Cased
1991  26,150 UNC in Coincard

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