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Five Dollar


Early Settlement

Five Dollar Olympic Coins ReverseFive Dollar Olympic Coins Obverse Reverse DesignerStuart DevlinObverse DesignerRaphael MakloufWeight31.64 gramsSize40.5 mmWeight31.635016815Size40.5Coin NameFive Dollar Olympic Coins

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The Sydney 2000 Olympics Five Dollar 'Early Settlement' 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 settelment, 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.

2000 Sydney Olympic - 16 x 1oz silver proof coin set with wooden display case and numbered certificate

The The tails side of the coinreversereverse of the coin, designed by Stuart Devlin has an intricate design with a ring of 19 Sailing ships around the inside edge of the coin. Inside this is a map of Australia with some early style sketches of footprints and Aborigines. Included at bottom is the offical Sydney 2000 olympics logo with the five coloured rings signifying the Olympics. The The heads side of the coinobverseobverse features the traditional Raphael Maklouf 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned, facing right, with necklace and earrrings and is surrounded by the The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendlegend 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 early settlement started in Sydney back in January 1788. After America had won her independence, Britain was looking elsewhere as its own prisons were overcrowded. It was James Cooks' discovery of Botany Bay, along with Sir Joseph Banks, that led to the recommendation of the area for settlement. Initially around 850 convicts (Parliament of New South Wales, 2013)306Website
Parliament of New South Wales
1788 to 1810 Early Settlement
Parliament of NSW6/19/2013 1:17:43 AM
arrived in nine prison ships accompanied by two warships. The actual date of the arrival in Sydney Cove, (26th) became 'Australia Day' and is celebrated annually.



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