Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.|
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. AUSTRALIA 1993
Reverse:||Gymnast depicting Individual Participation.|
Design by Margaret Priest.
|Size:||28.00 mm (diameter) 2.15 mm (thickness)|
|Composition:||91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper.|
|Gold Content:||.4958 oz.|
|Mintage:||Canberra: Proof - 11,708|
1993 Olympic Games Two Hundred 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 illustrates the Olympic's ability to engage the participation of the worlds's best athletes by depicting a female gymnast soaring through the air with power, precision and grace. The Olympic laurel wreath and sparkling bursts of light form the background to the free-flowing form of the gymnast. The design also symbolises the triumph of individual participation in sport where, through personal sacrifice, commitment and training, the athlete overcomes all odds to be amongst the world's elite.
4,066 Gold Proof coins were released individually and a further 7,642 were included as part of a 3 coin proof set 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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