Sydney 2000 olympic silver $5 coin - reaching the world
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 by Stuart Devlin celebrates the global contribution of Australian commerce, industry and technology. Commerce is represented by a view of the financial district of Melbourne, Australia's second largest city and the capital of the State of Victoria. industry is depicted by a power station and technology by satellite dishes. The rays represent ideas, products and services radiating out to the world. the central map of Australia is represented by a technique of counterchange, giving each of the centre circles a lens effect. Coin Specifications:Weight - 31.635 gramsDenomination - $5Fineness - 99.9%Diameter - 40.5 mmQuality - ProofMintage - 100,000
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