Sydney 2000 Olympic $5 Coin Canoe Kayak

March 25, 2011

Canoe/Kayak $5 Coin

Released in a joint venture between the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mints the above coin is one of 28 $5 coins released to celebrate the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia as part of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Coin Program.

This coin featuring Canoeing or Kayaking was released as number 4/28. It was released in the third issue of coins available from September 1998. This series of coins were issued in several releases in the 3 years prior to the Games.

Canoeing or Kayaking origins date back to the Eskimos and North American Indians and became an official Olympic Sport at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Approximately 100,000 of these Kayaking non-circulating legal tender (or NCLT) coins were released into the collector market at $8.95 each. This coin featuring the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of the Queen. More information about this coin and the other 27 in the series can be found in the master article Sydney 2000 Olympic Games $5 Coin Collection.

Canoe/Kayak $5 Coin

Posted by harrisk at March 25, 2011 12:15 PM
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