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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sydney Mint Sovereign - Bimetal Gilt

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney Mint Sovereign - Bimetal Gilt) -  obverse10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney Mint Sovereign - Bimetal Gilt) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.16 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Plated silver (.999) (Plating in centre)
Weight 60.5 g
Diameter 50 mm
Thickness 3.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 751
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of the Sydney Mint Sovereign

Obverse

Miniature 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara above gilt 1853 Sovereign Pattern of Queen Victoria facing left

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
1853
2003

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

Gilt reverse of Sovereign Pattern

Lettering:
1853 SYDNEY 2003
MINT PATTERN
SYDNEY MINT
AUSTRALIA
ONE SOVEREIGN
TEN 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

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

Issued by the RAM to Commemorate 150 years since the "Sydney Mint Sovereign" was first issued in 1853.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  10,000 Proof

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