1990 Western Australia TEN DOLLARS
The proof version was encapsulated and distributed in a hinged lid presentation case while the uncirculated, speciman coin was released sealed on a large, fold-out card and housed inside a special presentation envelope.
|Western Australia's Coat of Arms had its origins in 1829 when British settlers established the Swan River colony. Their successors adopted an unofficial emblem which featured the black swan and the motto, a Latin pun, Cygnis Insignis (Distinguished for Swans). The present Coat of Arms of the State of Western Australia was granted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, by Royal Warrant dated the 17th day of March, 1969. The blazon of the Arms is as follows:|
For Arms: Argent on a base wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent a Black Swan naiant proper.
And for Crest: On a Wreath Or and Sable The Royal Crown between two Kangaroo Paw (Anigosanthos Manglesii) flowers slipped proper.
And for Supporters: On either side a Kangaroo holding in the exterior fore-paw a Boomerang proper.
As the same are in the painting hereunto annexed more plainly depicted to be borne for Our said State on Seals, Shields, Banners, Flags, or Otherwise-according to the Laws of Arms.
In Current Terminology-
For Arms: A silver shield with a base of rippled blue across which is a thin wavy silver stripe. A black swan, in natural colour, and in horizontal position is floating on the blue base which represents water.
And for Crest: Resting on a gold and black wreath is the Royal Crown between two Kangaroo Paw flowers accurately depicted.
And for Supporters: Two red kangaroos support the shield held between them. A boomerang accurately depicted is held by each in their other forepaw.
The Coat of Arms is to be used on seals, shields, banners or otherwise according to the Laws of Arms.
Abbreviated Form With the consent of the Garter Principal King of Arms, the Arms will be produced, for the use in Western Australia, in abbreviated form without the helmet and mantling. A helmet and mantling is depicted in correct heraldic form in the Warrant to conform to heraldic principles, but omission thereof for general usage is in line with the usage of the Commonwealth of Australia and of other Australian States.Western Australia's floral emblem is the kangaroo paw (Anigosanthus manglesii), proclaimed in 1960. The bird emblem, the black swan (Cygnusatratus), and the faunal emblem, the numbat or banded anteater (Myrmecobius fasciatus), were both proclaimed in 1973. The State has no official colours, but sporting teams traditionally wear black and gold.
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