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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Numbat

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

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1995
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 6.84 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 20.00 g
Diameter 34.10 mm
Thickness 2.90 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 296
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australia's Endangered Species

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
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

Numbat on a log facing left

Lettering:
NUMBAT
10 DOLLARS

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Milled

Comments

Numbats are small marsupials, easily recognised by the wide black and white bands across their rumps. Once widespread, they are now only found in a small pocket of south-west Western Australia.
 The clearing of land and introduced predators such as foxes and feral cats are responsible for their demise. They shelter in burrows and hollow logs, eating termites and some ants. surprisingly, they do not need to drink. It is not too late to save the Numbat if we take immediate steps to protect their remaining habitat and control predators.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1995  24,000 Proof

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