10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar & Dump - Gold Proof


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.76 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 17.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 55752
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References KM# 2027
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar & Dump


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


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.


Image of Holey Dollar and Dump


Engraver: William Henshall

William Henshall is known for the production of Holey Dollar, one of the first coin made in Australia. Prior to being transported to Australia, William Henshall was convicted of forgery in England. He was later asked by Governor Macquarie to punch a round piece out of each of the 40,000 Spanish dollars sent by the British Government to the colony of New South Wales. 39,910 coins were then punched, giving twice the number of coins: half being called the Holey Dollars, the other half being known as the Dumps. All this coinage was stamped with the words ‘New South Wales’, and used in the colony until 1829 and in Tasmania until 1849.




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


This Fine Gold (.999) Proof NCLT coin was issued by The Royal Australian Mint in 2013 to commemorate 200 years of Australia’s first official currency with a special Holey Dollar and Dump design on the coin.

The coin depicts a Holey Dollar, with a Dump occupying the central space of the coin.
The Holey Dollar and Dump became Australia’s first coins in an innovative effort to rectify a
coin shortage and stabilise the economy of the fledging colony. The coins were created from
40,000 silver Spanish eight reale coins, which were imported by Governor Lachlan Macquarie
and entered into circulation in 1814.

Fine Silver & Aluminium-bronze $1 versions of the coin were also issued by the RAM - See links

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013 C 2 500 Proof

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