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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Aquatics

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Aquatics) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Aquatics) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Dollars
5 AUD = 3.42 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# 436
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Sydney 2000 Olympics - Aquatics

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 swimmer wearing goggles in a freestyle race.
Small Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo bottom of the coin.

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
Sydney 2000

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Aquatics) -  obverse

© 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 2 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 2 represents Aquatics - Swimming events were contested at the 1896 Athens Olympic Games, and have grown in popularity ever since. While some Olympians race for gold, others seek victory in Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo.

This particular coin was also released in an Australia Post PNC.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  30,000 PNC Issue
2000  100,000 6.80 UNC in Coincard

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