• 10 Cents 1985-1998, KM# 81, Australia, Elizabeth II
  • 10 Cents 1985-1998, KM# 81, Australia, Elizabeth II
Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
RDM

Reverse

Male Superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae), value superimposed.

The superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) is a pheasant-sized Australian songbird, measuring approximately 100 cm (39 in) long and weighing around 1 kg (2.2 lb), with brown upper body plumage, greyish-brown below, rounded wings and strong legs. Among all extant songbirds only the common and thick-billed ravens regularly outweigh it and only the much more slender black sicklebill can rival its length.

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

10
SD

Edge

10 Cents

3rd portrait
KM# 81 Schön# 68
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 1.76 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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