Sydney 2000 olympic silver $5 coin - a sea change
The Sydney 2000 olympic coin Program is a joint venture between the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to commemorate the Olympic Games in Sydney in the Year 2000. The Sixteen coins in the silver coin series feature two distinct themes: Australia's cultural diversity and the environmental richness of the Australian continent.Each Silver coin carries the Sydney 2000 signature with rings in color and is edge lettered with the words " Games of the XXVII olympiad." The obverse of each coin carries the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Year '2000', the country of issue ' Australia', and the monetary denomination. The reverse design depicts aspects of the Sydney Olympic cultural festival, ' A Sea Change,' focusing on Australia's evolution as a multicultural society. A wise aboriginal elder, surrounded by Australians of diverse ethnic backgrounds, symbolizes the start and development of Australian society. The border comprises the ships and aircraft that brought the immigrants who shaped and enriched the nation's culture and way of life. Coin Specifications:Weight - 31.635 gramsDenomination - $5Fineness - 99.9%Diameter - 40.5 mmQuality - ProofMintage - 100,000
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