Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.|
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. AUSTRALIA 1997
Reverse:||Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo - Design by Vladimir Gottwald|
Legend: RED-TAILED BLACK COCKATOO 10 DOLLARS.
|Edge:||Reeded - continuous mill.|
|Weight:||40.0 grams (617.4 grains).|
|Size:||34.0 mm (diameter) 5.1 mm (thickness).|
|Composition:||Sterling Silver - 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper.|
|Silver Content:||1.1898 oz.|
|Mintage:||Canberra: Proof - 14,000|
1997 Piedfort Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo TEN DOLLARS
This proof coin was encapsulated and distributed in a red leatherette hinged lid presentation case. It is the third in a series of four piedfort ten dollar coins issued between 1995 and 1998 displaying endangered species of Australian fauna.
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