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Australia Against the Elements

2000-P Proof One Hundred Dollar reverse 2000-P Proof One Hundred Dollar obverse

2000-P Proof One Hundred Dollar

Reverse Designer:Stuart Devlin Obverse Designer:Raphael Maklouf Size:25mm Weight:10g Edge:Reeded Composition:99.99% Gold


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This Against the Elements commemorative gold coin is one piece from a set of eight, which were issued to celebrate Australia staging the Olympic Games in Sydney, 2000. The series is called Olympic Gold and was released in celebration of the Olympic games. The eight coins were released in the year 2000 following a successful completion of the games. The coins were struck into gold with a weight of 10 grams. This was the first set of gold coins issued by the Royal Australian Mint and the series is a popular one.The reverse of this coin was designed by Stuart Devlin and has the official Sydney 2000 Olympics logo with the famous five rings. The centre of the coin has a man running with rain lashing down around him signifying a battle against the elements. Around the outer circle there are markers showing heartbeats and the legend DEDICATION at the base. The obverse features the Raphael Maklouf portrait of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, right-facing and crowned with necklace and earrings with the legend running around the outer circle that reads ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 100 DOLLARS. The set was issued in a wooden presentation box that also houses the additional seven coins to complete the set. Inside the lid of the box was the insignia of The Perth Mint and The Royal Australian Mint. A Certificate of Authenticity was also included.

Olympic Gold 100 Dollar Commemorative Coin Collection Olympic Gold 100 Dollar Commemorative Coin Collection

The original Olympic Games took place about 3,500 years ago but they didn't last. It was originally held during a religious festival honouring the Greek god Zeus. The Games were abolished in 393 A.D. by the Roman Emperor, Theodosius I, as he tried to suppress paganism.They restarted 1896 and were held in Athens, Greece. It was a great success. The International Olympic Committee had been formed two years earlier. The resurrection was an inspiration from Baron Pierre de Coubertin back in 1887. To be held every four years, as per Ancient Games, the Olympic Games became a great success. The first one to be held in Australia took place in Melbourne, 1956. In 1993, Sydney was awarded the opportunity to host the 2000 Olympic Games. This was a chance for Australia to shine. And shine it did. The Sydney games broke so many records including ticket sales, attendances, transport,catering and most importantly, they finished fourth in the medal tables.

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