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2000 Olymphilex

The Royal Australian Mint attended the Olymphilex exhibition in Sydney during the Olympic Games period. A special commemorative coin was produced for this event. In addition to its unique design the coin was edge-lettered with the word ‘Sydney’. The edge-lettering machine was specially transported to the exhibition for this event.
These are the only edge lettered $1 coins issued.

This coin was designed by Wojciech Pietranik, designer of Olympic Victory Medals and the Paralympic gold, silver and bronze coins. The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra also hosted a section of the exhibition in a new gallery area prepared for this event, issuing a coin edge-lettered with the word ‘Canberra’.

Nominal Specifications

Issues Released
Denomination: $1
Metal: 92% Copper
2% Nickel
6% Aluminum
Mass: 9 grams
Diameter: 25 mm
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