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Olympic Bronze


This set was released following the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. They depict 28 forms of Olympic sports. The original Olympic Games took place about 3,500 years ago but they didn't last. It was originally held during a religious festival honouring the Greek god Zeus. The Games were abolished in 393 A.D. by the Roman Emperor, Theodosius I, as he tried to suppress paganism. They restarted 1896 and were held in Athens, Greece. It was a great success. The International Olympic Committee had been formed two years earlier. The resurrection was an inspiration from Baron Pierre de Coubertin back in 1887. To be held every four years, as per Ancient Games, the Olympic Games became a great success. The first one to be held in Australia took place in Melbourne, 1956. In 1993, Sydney was awarded the opportunity to host the 2000 Olympic Games. This was a chance for Australia to shine. And shine it did. The Sydney games broke so many records including ticket sales, attendances, transport, catering and most importantly, they finished fourth in the medal tables.

Rowing2000Hockey2000Triathlon2000Archery2000Gymnastics2000Sailing2000Football2000Weightlifting2000Cycling2000Aquatics2000Modern Pentathlon2000Kayaking2000Athletics2000Judo2000Shooting2000Boxing2000Handball2000Softball2000Volleyball2000Taekwondo2000Equestrian2000Wrestling2000Baseball2000Tennis2000Badminton2000Fencing2000Table Tennis2000Basketball2000
  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS69Rowing2000 100,000         Hockey2000 100,000         Triathlon2000 100,000         Archery2000 100,000         Gymnastics2000 100,000         Sailing2000 100,000         Football2000 100,000         Weightlifting2000 100,000         Cycling2000 100,000         Aquatics2000 100,000         Modern Pentathlon2000 100,000         Kayaking2000 100,000         Athletics2000 100,000         Judo2000 100,000         Shooting2000 100,000         Boxing2000 100,000         Handball2000 100,000         Softball2000 100,000         Volleyball2000 100,000         Taekwondo2000 100,000         Equestrian2000 100,000         Wrestling2000 100,000         Baseball2000 100,000         Tennis2000 100,000         Badminton2000 100,000         Fencing2000 100,000         Table Tennis2000 100,000         Basketball2000 100,000         Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.