• 10 Cents 1986-1998, KM# 61, New Zealand, Elizabeth II
  • 10 Cents 1986-1998, KM# 61, New Zealand, 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 NEW ZEALAND
RDM
1987

Reverse

Value above Maori mask (koruru).

The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as "Māori", with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts.

Engraver: George James Berry

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Edge

10 Cents

3rd portrait
KM# 61
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.62 mm
Thickness 1.69 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Mint of Norway
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)
Royal Mint

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