Australia 2002 10 dollars KM-583

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50308
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50308 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $411. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRALIA. 10 Dollars, 2002. Lunar Series, Year of the Horse. In original mint plastic capsule. GEM PROOF." Since 1989, Australia has entered the bullion and collectibles market in a big way, having produced commemoratives and NCLT's numbering the hundreds of types.

Recorded mintage: 500 proofs plus an unrecorded number of BU strikes.

Specification: 311.03 g, 0.999 Silver, 10 oz ASW, 75.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-583.


  • 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, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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