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Please note: This item is second hand and may have nicks, marks and scuffs to the outer and/or inner box or capsule. We strive to ensure that all items listed for sale are to a high standard, but please be aware that some of the older boxes issued by the Mints have not stood the test of time.

Each coin has the edge lettering GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD.

Stuart Devlin's original concept description: A kangaroo protecting the 'joey' in her pouch enclosed by a border of Australian grasstrees. The whole is encircled by a double inscription introducing the program and establishing its directions.

His comments on the final design: 'I deleted a reference to the silver purity and added two inscriptions as suggested by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). I chose this particular position of the kangaroo so that it would relate well to the circular shape of the coin and grasstrees for the border because they would look rich on the coin and to do something a little unexpected.'

2000 Olympic Flora & Fauna $5 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.

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Please note: This item is second hand and may have nicks, marks and scuffs to the outer and/or inner box or capsule. We strive to ensure that all items listed for sale are to a high standard, but please be aware that some of the older boxes issued by the Mints have not stood the test of time.

Each coin has the edge lettering GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD.

Stuart Devlin's original concept description: A kangaroo protecting the 'joey' in her pouch enclosed by a border of Australian grasstrees. The whole is encircled by a double inscription introducing the program and establishing its directions.

His comments on the final design: 'I deleted a reference to the silver purity and added two inscriptions as suggested by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). I chose this particular position of the kangaroo so that it would relate well to the circular shape of the coin and grasstrees for the border because they would look rich on the coin and to do something a little unexpected.'