Elizabeth II (1952-date)
5.00 AUD = 3.86 USD
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Sydney 2000 Olympics - 06 - Basketball
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Depiction of two basketball players competing with the ball near the basketball hoop. Small Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo middle left of the coin.
© Mike Bentley
|Perth Mint, Australia|
|Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)|
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 6 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 6 represents Basketball - Since 1936, men's basketball has been a one-sided affair, with the United States losing just two games, both to the former Soviet Union. Women's competition was introduced in 1976.
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