Ten Cents 1999 (Silver, Penny), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Ten Cents 1999 (Silver, Penny), Coin from Australia
CoinTen 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.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000
Australia / Ten Cents 1999 (Silver, Penny) - obverse photo

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.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · TEN CENTS ·
Australia / Ten Cents 1999 (Silver, Penny) - reverse photo

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 ·.

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Ten Cents 1999 (Silver, Penny): Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTen Cents, NCLT
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Cent)
Total Mintage15,000
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.000 mm
Mass8.360 g
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1999 10c Silver Proof for the Masterpieces in Silver 1930 penny
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1999 10c Silver Proof for the Masterpieces in Silver 1930 penny
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