Portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II in the field of the coin.
Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10 KILO 9999 GOLD 2012 30000 DOLLARS IRB
A traditional Chinese dragon, a long, scaled, serpentine creature with four legs, and a "Pearl of wisdom". The Chinese character for "Dragon" and the inscription "Year of the Dragon".
Lettering: YEAR OF THE DRAGON P