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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar Gold Proof

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar) Gold Proof -  obverse10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar) Gold Proof -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 10 Dollars
10 AUD = 6.88 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 3.1108 g
Diameter 17.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2019
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Grain producing Industry of Australia

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

The first Wheat Sheaf threepence design 1938 - 1964

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
20 12
K C
1/10oz.9999Au
TEN DOLLARS

Engraver: George Edward Kruger-Gray

Edge

Milled

Comments

This Fine Gold (.9999) Proof NCLT $10 coin issued by the RAM commemorates the Australian Wheat Industry and replicates the design that adorned the tiny 16mm pre-decimal silver threepence from 1938 to 1964.

It was issued in a capsule in a plush Wooden Case with numbered certificate.

Other Aluminium-bronze $1 versions of the coin were issued as follows :-
In a Four Coin UNC Mint set with "C" Mintmark and [B], [M] & [S] Privymarks.
In a folding coincard at the MYO Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra with a "C" Mintmark (Mintage Unknown)
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Perth with a (P) Counterstamp (Pre struck at the RAM)
In a folding coincard at At the ANDA Show in Brisbane using the Mobile Press with a (B) Counterstamp
In a folding coincard at  the ANDA Show in Sydney using the Mobile Press with a (S) Counterstamp
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Melbourne using the Mobile Press with a (M) Counterstamp
A further Aluminium-bronze issue was the Bluebell Counterstamp which was applied to a "C" Mintmarked coin at the "Enlighten" event in Canberra and also issued in a coincard.

 A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version was released in a capsule in a square plush black box with "C" Mintmark

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012 C 2,500 Cased Proof

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