Elizabeth II (1952-date)
5.00 AUD = 3.87 USD
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Sydney 2000 Olympics - 28 - Tennis
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
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.
© 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 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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