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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 2000 Paralympic Games

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2000 Paralympic Games) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2000 Paralympic Games) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.38 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 517
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

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-Broadly

Reverse

Paralympic athlete in a representation of a wheelchair leaning forwards to signify fast motion.
Pad printed in colour above is the Paralympic Games Logo.

Lettering:
PARALYMPIC
GAMES
SYDNEY 2000
5 DOLLARS

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2000 Paralympic Games)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze specially produced coin is a result of a collaboration between the RAM and the Perth Mint. It celebrates the holding of the Paralympic games in Sydney between 18-29 October 2000.

This coin complements the 28 NCLT $5 coins produced in the same year to celebrate the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  14,920 UNC in Coincard

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