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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Triathlon

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Triathlon) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Triathlon) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.39 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 370
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Sydney 2000 Olympics - Triathlon

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Depiction of a Triathlon competitor battling through the waves. Small Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo middle right of the coin.

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
Sydney 2000

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Triathlon)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This coin was released as a joint collaboration between the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to celebrate the holding of the XXVII Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia in the year 2000. This is coin 8 in a set of 28 that depict all 28 sports held at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Coins were all dated 2000 but were released between 1997 and 2000. Some were available separately and some were only available in a set of the full 28 coins in a special album. Interestingly some had the Maklouf Obverse and some had the Rank-Broadly Obverse.

Coin 8 represents Triathlon - With its world popularity growing, it was only a matter of time before Triathlon became an Olympic event. A test of endurance involving running, cycling and swimming, it pushes competitors to the limit.

Full metal composition is (Cu 92%, Al 6%, Ni 2%).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  100,000 7.59 UNC in Coincard

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