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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Athletics

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Athletics) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Athletics) -  reverse

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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# 356
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Sydney 2000 Olympics - Athletics

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Depiction of an Athlete sprinting from the blocks at the start of a race. Small Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo middle left of the coin.

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
Sydney 2000

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Athletics) -  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 1 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 1 represents Athletics - The heroes of Nations are made on field and track and in the field of the Olympic Games, including the Marathon - the event which best encapsulates the Olympic spirit, both ancient and modern.

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

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

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2000  30,000 PNC Issue
2000  203,000 6.28 6.28 UNC in Coincard

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