Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.|
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. AUSTRALIA 1993
Reverse:||Swimmers depicting Friendship.|
Design by Margaret Priest.
|Size:||40.00 mm (diameter) 3.30 mm (thickness)|
|Composition:||Sterling Silver: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper.|
|Silver Content:||1.0000 oz.|
|Mintage:||Canberra: Proof - 27,488|
1993 Olympic Games Friendship Twenty Dollars
This coin was not intended for circulation. It was encapsulated and distributed in a burgundy leatherette, hinged lid presentation case carrying the IOC Olympic rings and the centennial dates 1896 -1996. The reverse design salutes friendship and one of the true joys of sport - the bonding of individual endeavour for the sake of the team. Pictured are members of an Olympic swimming relay team, breathless and exhausted, yet exhilarated by their collective effort.
13,647 Silver Proof 'Friendship' coins were released individually, 7,642 were included as part of a 3 coin proof set and a further 6,199 were included in a Silver Proof Pair released by the Canberra mint as one of five partner mints selected by the IOC to participate in a five year program celebrating the first 100 years of the modern Olympic Games.
The Olympic motto of Faster, Higher, Stronger (Citius, Altius, Fortius) is edge lettered around each coin - a first for an Australian coin.
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