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Australia Sport and the Arts

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:Ian Rank-Broadley Size:40mm Weight:31.64g Edge:Reeded Composition:92.5% Silver
7.5% Copper

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The Sydney 2000 Olympics Five Dollar 'Sport and the Arts' 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 a ring of various Australian landmarks around the inside edge of the coin. Inside this are seven figures that depict different forms of sports and arts. In the centre is an outline of Australia. Included at the base of the design, is the official Sydney 2000 Olympics logo 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 and earrings and 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.

The sports and the arts are very well supported in Australia. The Australian government has the following programmes to promote the arts; Australia Council for the Arts; National Gallery of Australia; Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (OFTA); Creative Partnerships Australia; Bundanon Trust; Australia Council for the Arts; AusStage and the Office for the Arts. The government also assist sport in the following departments; Australian Sports Commission (ASC); Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Australian Sports Commission Learning Portal; Australian Sports Foundation; National Sports Information Centre; Office for Sport; Participating in sport and Supporting sport (Australian Government, 2013) .

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