|Coin||Ten Cents 1999 (Silver, Penny)|
This coin was issued as part of the 1999 Masterpieces in Silver - Coins of the 20th Century: Memories six-coin set, highlighting important times in Australian history (mintage limit 15,000, issue price A$125.00). The reverses of each coin show a historic Australian coin design, in mirror-finish proof; the denomination and value are on the obverse.
The five cents coin depicts a 1939 kangaroo-type halfpenny.
The ten cents coin depicts a 1930 penny, the key date in the series.
The twenty cents coin depicts a 1942 threepence.
The fifty cents coin depicts a 1918 sixpence.
The one dollar shows a 1940 shilling.
The two dollar coin shows a 1920 sovereign.
These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (collector issue); composition: fine silver (99.9%). No coins of this type have been released into circulation.
Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.
In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).
Around above the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999. Around below, · TEN CENTS · Note that the (real, legal tender) value and denomination are on the obverse.
At centre within a circle of beads, the denomination ONE PENNY in two lines between upper and lower ornate scrolls; around above, outside the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA; below, the date · 1930 ·.
||ONE PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA · 1930 ·