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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Handball

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.42 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 375
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Sydney 2000 Olympics - Handball

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Depiction of two Handball players competing, one attacking and one defending the ball. Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo middle right of the coin.

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
Sydney 2000

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Handball)

© 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 12 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 12 represents Handball - A fast moving team sport first played at the 1936 Berlin Games. Handball did not re-appear until 1972 in Munich. The objective is to throw a small ball into a football-like goal, each end of a 40 x 20 metre court.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  100,000 4.50 UNC in Coincard

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