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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 28 - Tennis

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 28 - Tennis) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 28 - Tennis) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.58 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 409
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Sydney 2000 Olympics - 28 - Tennis

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 a Tennis Player about to return the ball with a backhand shot. Small Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo lower right of the coin.

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
Sydney 2000

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 28 - Tennis) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mints

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

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 28 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 28 represents Tennis - Tennis was actually an event at the first modern Olympic games in Athens in 1896. Played until 1924, it was re-introduced at Seoul in 1988 as a full Olympic medal sport.

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  100,000 8.26 UNC in Coincard

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