The Sydney 2000 Olympics Five Dollar 'Kangaroo' Silver Coin is part of a collection containing 16 pieces. It was struck
in sterling silver and were designed to represent both Australia's cultural history and environment. The set comprises of
Festival of the Dreaming, Kangaroo, Early Settlement, Great White Shark, Immigrants, Frilled Neck Lizard, Commerce, Emu,
Sports and the Arts, Koala, Sydney Harbour, Platypus, Opera House, Echidna, Air and Kookaburra. They are all in a Five Dollar
denomination. The set was released in 2000 following the successful Olympic Games from Sydney, Australia.
The reverse of the coin, designed by Stuart Devlin has an intricate
design with the
being written in two rows around the inside edge of the coin of COMMEMORATING THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF THE NEWMILLENNIUMIN
SYDNEY IN THE YEAR 2000 A.D. on the inner row. The outer row reads CELEBRATING THE UNIQUE ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH AND FLORA
OF AUSTRALIA AND THE SPIRIT OF THE GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD. In The centre of the coin is a kangaroo with it's baby in
it's pouch, looking behind. Included at the base of the design, is theofficialSydney 2000Olympicslogo with the five coloured
rings signifying the Olympics. The obverse features the traditional Raphael
Maklouf 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned, facing right, with necklace andearringsand is surrounded by the
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 5 DOLLARS. This coin along with the remaining fifteen to complete the set was originally
packaged in a wooden display case and with a numbered certificate. On the outside of the lid is stamped with the text THE
SYDNEY 2000 OLYMPIC SILVER COIN COLLECTION and the inner side with ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT and the PERTH MINT.
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