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Currency Determination No. 14 of 1993

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No. 14 of 1993 Determinations/Currency as made
This Determination sets out the specifications and design of certain coins.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Registered 07 Apr 2008
Gazetted 19 Nov 1993

Commonwealth of Australia

Currency Act 1965

Currency Determination No. 14 of 1993

I, GARY JOHNS, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, acting for the Treasurer, make the following Determination under subsection 13A (1) the Currency Act 1965.

Dated 17.11.1993.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer


1.    This Determination may be cited as Currency Determination No. 14 of 1993.


2.    This Determination commences on 22 November 1993.

Specifications and design of a $10 coin

3.    (1) This clause sets out the specifications and design of a coin of the denomination of $ 10 the standard composition of which includes not less than 92.5% silver.

(2)       The shape of the coin is circular.

(3)       The edge of the coin is milled.

(4)       The standard weight of the coin is 20.00 grams.


(5)      A variation of 0.500 grams from the standard weight is allowed.

(6)      The diameter of the coin is 34.10 millimetres.

(7)      The thickness of the coin is 2.90 millimetres,

(8)      The obverse of the coin bears:

(a)      an effigy of the Queen; and

(b)      the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II”, “AUSTRALIA” and “1993”.

(9)    The reverse of the coin bears:

(a)      a representation of a Palm Cockatoo; and

(b)      the inscriptions “TEN DOLLARS”; and

(c)       a small motif of the United Nations Environment Program logo.

(10) This clause does not affect any other determination of the specifications or design of a coin.