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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait - XII Commonwealth Games

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - XII Commonwealth Games) -  obverse10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - XII Commonwealth Games) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1982
Value 10 Dollars
10 AUD = 6.84 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 75
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Outline of country superimposed with Games Logo,
Surounded by 12 Games Sports, Lawn Bowls, Shooting, Table Tennis, Badminton, Athletics, Archery, Australian Rules Football, Wrestling, Swimming, Boxing, Cycling & Weightlifting. All surrounded by the legend in outer ring.

Lettering:
XII COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRISBANE
: 10 DOLLARS :

Engraver: Stuart Devlin , Hugh Edwards

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Milled

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - XII Commonwealth Games) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the RAM in 1982 to commemorate the Brisbane XII Commonwealth Games is this first ever $10 Sterling Silver Proof (.925) coin. It was released in a capsule in plush dark red case.


The RAM was having industrial issues at the time and subcontracted the pressing of some of the Proof Coins to a company called "Stokes & Son of Melbourne". The coins are differentiated only by the name printed inside the box.

Uncirculated versions were also released in a red vinyl wallet.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1982  75,094 Proof Cased (RAM Struck)
1982  10,048 Proof cased (Stokes Struck)
1982  125,700 11.83 UNC in Red Vinyl Wallet

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