Medal - Sydney Olympics Syd - Gymnastics

Medal - Sydney Olympics (Syd - Gymnastics) -  obverseMedal - Sydney Olympics (Syd - Gymnastics) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Location Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Souvenir medals › Event souvenir
Year 2000
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 20 g
Size 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 294816
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Commemorative issue

Gymnastics

Series: 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney

Obverse

The Sydney Olympics Logo with the words "Sydney 2000" with a trademark and the Olympic Rings below that.

Lettering:
GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD
SYDNEY 2000

Reverse

Syd on the Pommel Horse

Lettering:
GYMNASTICS
TM
SyD

Edge

Smooth

Medal - Sydney Olympics (Syd - Gymnastics) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mints

Perth Mint, Australia
Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

Issued as part of a set of twenty eight (28) different Olympic Event Tokens to help celebrate the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.  Three different Mascots were used to highlight the different sports held at the event. "Syd" the Platypus was featured on eleven Tokens, "Millie" the Echidna  was featured on ten Tokens and "Olly" the Kookaburra was featured on seven Tokens.

"Syd" the Platypus was meant to represent the host city " Sydney".
"Millie" the Echidna was meant to represent the year 2000, the "Millenium".
"Olly" the Kookaburra was meant to represent the "Olympics".
  
The token came in various packaging, with a legal tender $5 coin in a dual coincard, by itself in a coincard, or as part of a 28 Token set with a large hardback folder album.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  UNC in Coincard

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