Australia 1993 10 dollars KM-231

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22124
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 22124 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRALIA. 10 Dollars, 1993-P. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Kookaburra series, Eagle. Mintage of only 500 pieces." This monstrous object is a natural marketing extension of the silver one ounce kookaburra, introduced in 1990 (KM 189). Australia also issues a parallel series of one ounce coins featuring kangaroos.

Recorded mintage: 500 proofs.

Specification: 311.0 g, .999 fine silver, 10 troy oz AGW, 75 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-231.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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