Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979.
Ula tava tava (a Fijian throwing club); above, 10; below, cents.
The model for the coin was a prized possession of King Cakobau (1817 - 1883). It is now in the Fiji Museum in Suva.
The design is by J. Ken Payne from Suva, Fiji.