$5 2000 Olympic - Platypus & Water Lily Silver Proof

$5 2000 Olympic - Platypus & Water Lily Silver Proof

$5 2000 Olympic - Platypus & Water Lily Silver Proof

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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:

The central area will show a platypus swimming under the water and will be surrounded by a border of Australian ferns and other marginals.

His comments on the final design:

'Although I have subsequently designed coins for more than thirty countries around the world my favourite coin design remains the Australian twenty-cent piece with the platupus under the water. In the Sydney 2000 Olympic Coin Collection I have depicted a young platypus with its head above the water and have used a simple stylised representation of the water. I chose to use Australian waterlilies for the border because of their obvious link with the central element and also to provide a little surprise as this flower is not often associated with Australia.'

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  • Taiwan - $95.00
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  • Europe Zone 4 - $35.00

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