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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Western Australia

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1990
Value 10 Dollars
10 AUD = 6.89 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# 137
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian State Series - Western Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
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 Western Australia:
Two Red Kangaroos, each holding a boomerang, supporting a shield which features the black swan on a rippled base. Above the Black Swan is St. Edward's Crown between two sprigs of kangaroo paw proper

Lettering:
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
10 DOLLARS

Engraver: Horst Hahne

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

Edge

Reeded

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Western Australia) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the RAM in 1990 to commemorate the State of Western Australia is this $10 Sterling Silver Proof (.925) coin. It was released in a capsule in plush black case.


Uncirculated versions were also released in a Large coloured Coincard.


This 1990 $10 coin is the fifth 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 Western Australia Coat of Arms.

From city to rugged coastal terrain and arid desert, Western Australia, Australia's largest State covering more than a third of the continent, is more varied than any other.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990  29,089 Proof Cased
1990  28,133 UNC in Coincard

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