5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Basketball)

Coin 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Basketball) Australia obverse
Mike Bentley
Coin 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Basketball) Australia reverse
Mike Bentley

General information

Name 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Basketball)
Country Australia
Issuer Australia
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Face value 5 Dollars
Period -
Issue period 2000
Commemorative reason -
Out of circulation? No
Thematic
summer olympic games
basketball

Technical information

Item type coin
Subtype non circulating coin
Material plain: Aluminium-bronze main
Weight 20 g
Diameter -
Thickness 3 mm
Format round
Alignment ↑↑

Comments

This coin was released as a joint collaboration between the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to celebrate the holding of the XXVII Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia in the year 2000. This is coin 6 in a set of 28 that depict all 28 sports held at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Coins were all dated 2000 but were released between 1997 and 2000. Some were available separately and some were only available in a set of the full 28 coins in a special album. Interestingly some had the Maklouf Obverse and some had the Rank-Broadly Obverse. Coin 6 represents Basketball - Since 1936, mens basketball has been a one sided affair, with the United states losing just two games, both to the former Soviet Union. Women's competition was introduced in 1976.
Faces
Coin 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Basketball) Australia obverse

Obverse

Recorder Ian Rank-Broadley
Legends ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
IRB
English translation
Image source Mike Bentley
Description 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Coin 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Basketball) Australia reverse

Reverse

Legends 5 DOLLARS
Sydney 2000
English translation
Image source Mike Bentley
Description Depiction of a two basketball players competing with the ball near the basketball hoop. Small Olympic Rings under the Sydney 2000 logo middle left of the coin.

Edge

Description Milled
Emissions

2000

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions 100.000
Comments UNC

2000

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions 100.000
Comments UNC in Coincard

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