Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory, Coin from Australia
CoinTen Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory

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 the Northern Territory.

The Northern Territory (commonly abbreviated as NT; formally the Northern Territory of Australia) is an Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia. The Northern Territory shares its borders with Western Australia to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia to the south (26th parallel south), and Queensland to the east (138th meridian east). To the north, the territory looks out to the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria, including Western New Guinea and other islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

The Northern Territory covers 1,349,129 square kilometres, making it the third-largest Australian federal division, and the 11th-largest country subdivision in the world.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage49,568
Obverse
Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory - 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 1992.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Reverse
Australia / Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin features the Coat of Arms of the Northern Territory granted by royal warrant of Queen Elizabeth II on 11 September 1978. The arms, uniquely in Australia, incorporate all of the territory's floral, animal and bird emblems: the Sturt's desert rose (Gossypium sturtianum), red kangaroo (Megaleia rufa) and wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax).

The Northern Territory's arms incorporate many reflections of the indigenous Australian culture and history: the shield itself is a representation of an Aboriginal painting of a woman with stylised internal anatomy, and the crest shows the wedge-tailed eagle on top of a tjurunga, an Aboriginal ritual stone.

Around above, the inscription NORTHERN TERRITORY. Around below, the face value 10 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription NORTHERN TERRITORY 10 DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

Mintage includes 24,164 Brilliant Uncirculated coins distributed in a presentation folder, and 25,404 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 1992 Northern Territory: Known varieties
Variety In presentation folder
Mintage Issued: 24,164 (included in total)
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 25,404 (included in total)
Details

In capsule and plush pink case, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTen Dollars, Silver
Issued1992
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage49,568
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerWojciech Pietranik
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.0000 mm
Thickness2.550 mm
Mass20.0000 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-KYDG-EMNY
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Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory: Photos
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Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory: Photo 1992 $10 Northern Territory Silver Uncirculated Coin / thumbnail 1992 $10 Northern Territory Silver Uncirculated Coin
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Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory: Photo 1992 $10 Northern Territory Silver Uncirculated Coin / thumbnail 1992 $10 Northern Territory Silver Uncirculated Coin
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Ten Dollars Silver 1992 Northern Territory: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 188