Sally Carbon OAM pictured holding The Perth Mint Australian Olympic Team 8-8-08 Three-Coin Set .
The Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Ed Harbuz presents Sally Carbon OAM with a Three-Coin Set.
The Perth Mint has released commemorative gold, silver and bronze coins
celebrating the Australian Olympic Team’s participation at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Authorised by the Australian Olympic Committee, the suite includes a prestigious
10g coin struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. The coin’s reverse depicts the
Australian ‘Flags and Rings’ Olympic logo in colour surrounded by stylised
representations of the Sydney Opera House and the Beijing Olympic Stadium.
The suite also includes an impressive 1oz coin struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof
quality, which features the coloured ‘Flags and Rings’ logo and a stylised athlete
intertwined with an image of a traditional Chinese dragon.
Housed in red presentation display cases, the coins are restricted to limited mintages
reflecting the auspiciousness of the number ‘8’ in Chinese culture. No more than
2,008 pure gold coins and a maximum of 8,808 pure silver coins will be released.
Both coins are also available in a Three-Coin Set including an aluminium bronze $1
coin depicting the ‘Flags and Rings’ logo with images of a boxing kangaroo and a
Chinese dragon. No more than 888 of these sets will be released.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, all three coins bear
the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Available from The Perth Mint Shop, located at 310 Hay Street, East Perth, or on
FREECALL 1800 098 817, the Three-Coin Set retails at $890.00, while individual gold
and silver coins cost $795.00 and $95.00 respectively. In stock at Australia Post
outlets and other leading coin distributors, the Australian Olympic Team
commemorative releases can also be purchased via The Perth Mint’s online store at
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Alexandra Lucchesi, Public Relations Manager, The Perth Mint
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