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Australia Kangaroo

2000-P Proof Five Dollar reverse 2000-P Proof Five Dollar obverse

2000-P Proof Five Dollar

Mintage:100,000
Reverse Designer:Stuart Devlin Obverse Designer:Raphael Maklouf Size:40mm Weight:31.64g Edge:Reeded Composition:92.5% Silver
7.5% Copper

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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 legend 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 legend 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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