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10 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  obverse 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 10 Cents
0.10 AUD = 0.07 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

Obverse

Small version of 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right
Reproduction of 1953-1964 3 Pence Coin with Three Wheat Stalks

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
FIFTY YEARS
AUSTRALIA (Within the 3 Pence)

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

Male Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae), value superimposed.

Lettering:
10
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

Reeded

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This coin was released as part of the RAM 2016 Mint and Proof Sets and commemorates the Changeover 50 years ago to decimal currency in Australia. It is the very first Australian 10 cent Commemorative coin. It is unusual in that the Reverse of the coin is the same as a standard definitive 10 cent coin. The Obverse of the coin has a miniature Ian Rank-Broadly Queens Head and a representation of an Australian Three Pence coin as issued between 1953 to 1964. This coin has been released as a circulation coin in 2016 alongside the normal definitive version.

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2016  6,200,000 0.70 1.27 Circulating
2016  Circulating; Mint Roll
2016  Circulating; Sealed Mint Bag
2016  20,852 Proof Year Set
2016  100,000 18.26 UNC Year Set

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