$5 2000 Olympic - Kookaburra & Flora Silver Proof
KOOKABURRA & WARATAH
A three year joint program the Royal Australian Mint and The Perth Mint struck sixteen different 99.9% pure silver five dollar proofs for the Sydney Olympics dated 2000. Each coin has the edge lettering GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD.
Stuart Devlin's original concept description:
A kookaburra sitting on the branch of a tree will form the centrepiece. This feature will be enclosed by a border based on the flowers and leaves of the waratah - the state flower of New South Wales.
His comments on the final design:
'The kookaburra amused us as children when we were sure it laughed at us as we tripped over a log walking through the Australian bush. Therefore it was natural for me to include it in this series. I have depicted a young bird because of its additional appeal and particularly because its more prominent features add to the richness of the coin. I have introduced variety into the border by showing the waratah at a number of stages of its growth into a mature flower.'
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