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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - First Fleet

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

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1988
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# 103
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

200th Anniversary of the First Fleet

Obverse

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

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988

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

Three Ships of the first Fleet in the background.
Rowboat with 9 men aboard in front.

Lettering:
10
DOLLARS
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

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 (3rd Portrait - First Fleet) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the RAM in 1988 to commemorate the First Fleet Bicentenary is this $10 Sterling Silver Proof (.925) coin. It was released in a capsule in plush dark green case.


Uncirculated versions were also released in a green vinyl wallet.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1988  50,099 17.79 Proof Cased
1988  111,497 UNC in Green Vinyl Wallet

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