Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales, Coin from Australia
CoinTen Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales

The regular circulating coinage of Australia includes coins from 5 cents up to two dollars. Apart from those, the Royal Australian Mint also issues non-circulating coins for collectors, some of which are made of silver and denominated as $10 (ten dollars). These are not bullion, since they are sold at prices much higher than the intrinsic value of the precious metal they contain.

This coin is part of a series which represents the individual States and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia, and features the Coat of Arms of New South Wales.

New South Wales (commonly abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of Australia. The Colony of New South Wales was founded as a British penal colony in 1788. It originally comprised more than half of the Australian mainland with its western boundary set at 129th meridian east in 1825. The colony then also included the island territories of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania), Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island. During the 19th century, most of the colony's area was detached to form separate British colonies that eventually became the various states and territories of Australia.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 105,500
Obverse
Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait"). The Queen is wearing the royal diadem which she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament, a pearl necklace and earrings.

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date of issue: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Reverse
Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin features the Coat of Arms of New South Wales granted to the state by royal warrant of King Edward VII dated 11 October 1906. The shield is divided by a cross with a star on each arm and a lion in the centre known as the "Lion in the South". There is a golden fleece in the first and fourth quarters, and a wheat sheaf in the second and third quarters, symbols of agricultural wealth. The crest is a rising sun with each of the sun's rays tipped with a little flame, on a wreath.

The supporters are a lion on the left and a kangaroo on the right. On a ribbon below, the motto · ORTA · RECENS · QUAM · PURA · NITES · which is Latin for "newly risen, how brightly you shine".

On two lines below, the inscription COAT OF ARMS NEW SOUTH WALES. In larger letters around below, the face value 10 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription COAT OF ARMS NEW SOUTH WALES 10 DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin is made of sterling silver (92.5%).

Mintage includes 55,000 Brilliant Uncirculated coins distributed in a presentation wallet, and 50,500 cased proofs.

See also

Coins in the Australian States and Territories Silver Ten Dollars series:
- $10 Silver, Victoria, 1985
- $10 Silver, South Australia, 1986
- $10 Silver, New South Wales, 1987
- $10 Silver, Queensland, 1989
- $10 Silver, Western Australia, 1990
- $10 Silver, Tasmania, 1991
- $10 Silver, Northern Territory, 1992
- $10 Silver, Australian Capital Territory, 1993

Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Known varieties
Variety In presentation wallet
Images Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales / In presentation wallet - obverse photo Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales / In presentation wallet - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 55,000 (included in total)
Variety Proof FDC
Images Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 50,500 (included in total)
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Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTen Dollars, Silver
Issued1987
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage105,500
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerHorst Hahne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.0000 mm
Thickness2.550 mm
Mass20.0000 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-VDZG-EXGL
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Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Photos
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Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Photo 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Uncirculated Coin / thumbnail 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Uncirculated Coin
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Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Photo 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Uncirculated Coin / thumbnail 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Uncirculated Coin
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Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Photo 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Proof Coin / thumbnail 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Proof Coin
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Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Photo 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Proof Coin / thumbnail 1987 $10 New South Wales Silver Proof Coin
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Ten Dollars Silver 1987 New South Wales: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 93