The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her 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 small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).
Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 10 DOLLARS 2023.
The portrait and the surrounding rim with the inscription are in the upper part of of the obverse.
In small letters below right, the hallmark Ag .999 (99.9% silver) followed by the weight: 10 oz (ten troy ounces).