Sydney 2000 Olympic $5 Coin Judo

May 27, 2011

Judo $5 Coin

Released in a joint venture between the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint 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. Each coin represents one of the 28 different sports played in the 2000 Olympics.

This coin featuring the martial art Judo was released as number 7 of 28. This series of coins were issued in several releases in the 3 years prior to the Games.

The Japanese wrestling sport of Judo became an official Olympic sport in the Tokyo Games in 1964. Competition is held in different weight categories.

Approximately 100,000 of these Judo themed non-circulating legal tender (or NCLT) coins were released into the collector market at $8.95 each. This coin features 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. This coin weighs 20 grams and is 38.74mm in diameter features continuous edge milling. It is composed of Aluminium, Zinc and Bronze.

Judo $5 Coin

Posted by harrisk at May 27, 2011 1:44 PM
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