10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Victoria

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

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Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1985
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = USD 6.72
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 42959
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 85
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue


Series: Australian States Series


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

Script: Latin


Designer: Raphael David Maklouf Read more on Wikipedia

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 Victoria:
A Blue Shield supported by two Female Figures representing Peace and Prosperity. Inside the Shield the Southern Cross. A crest of a Demi Kangaroo with the Crown of St. Edward in its Paws.

Script: Latin

1835 · VICTORIA · 1985

Designer: Horst Hahne Read more on Wikipedia

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



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

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


Released by the RAM in 1985 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the first settlement of the State of Victoria (1835 - 1985) is this $10 Sterling Silver Proof (.925) coin. It was released in a capsule in plush dark blue case.

Uncirculated versions were also released in a dark blue vinyl wallet.

This 1985 $10 coin is the first of a series which features the coat of arms of the individual States and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia. This year, 1985, marks the sesquicentenary of the State of Victoria. The coin reflects this event by featuring the official Victorian Coat of Arms.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  81 751 $ 11 59% BU in Blue Vinyl Wallet
1985  55 806 $ 13 46% Proof Cased

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