Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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Sydney 2000 Olympics - 11 - Boxing
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Depiction of two Boxers slugging it out in the ring. Small Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo lower middle of the coin.
© Mike Bentley
|Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)|
|Perth Mint, Australia|
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 11 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 11 represents Boxing - An Olympic Sport since the 1904 St Louis Games, Boxing is one of the few events to maintain its amateur status. Eighty Olympic boxers have gone on to be professional champions.
Full metal composition is (Cu 92%, Al 6%, Ni 2%).
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