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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Australian 5 Dollar Silver Coins-Sydney Olympic Issues

Illustrated is the 3rd coin in a series of 16 issued for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The set was a joint production of the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint. The coin specifications are listed below
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. AUSTRALIA 5 DOLLARS
Reverse: A Sea of Change - Early Settlement - Design by Stuart Devlin
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 - Canberra
Mint marks: C on reverse. (visible above the Sydney 2000 Olympic logo on reverse of coin).



 

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