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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Australian 5 dollar Silver Coin-2000 Olympics

Illustrated below is the first coin issued in the 5 dollar silver coins minted for the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney. Issued in 1997 this is part of a set of 16 coins co-produced by the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra and the Perth Mint.
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. AUSTRALIA 5 DOLLARS
Reverse: Festival of the Dreaming
Design by Stuart Devlin & Nova Peris-Kneebone
Legend: Sydney 2000
Edge: Plain - with edge lettering.
Legend: GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD
Weight:31.635 grams.
Size:40.50 mm (diameter).
Composition:.925 Silver
Mintage:100,000 - Perth
Mintmarks: P on reverse. (This can be seen just below the turtle on the lower right.)


 

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