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Every four years The British & Irish Lions tour the Southern Hemisphere, and in 2017 it’s New Zealand’s turn to host and compete in a series that captivates a nation. The series will begin in Whangarei on 3 June, and over the course of six weeks, ten matches will be played in seven different cities against eight different New Zealand teams. Worthy of the excitement and tradition The British & Irish Lions Tour will bring with it, this coin will be popular with collectors and sporting fans alike.
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COIN: The coin design depicts rugby players from New Zealand and The British & Irish Lions coming together in a hongi. The hongi is a sacred Māori physical embrace where two people become one by pressing noses and foreheads together. The British & Irish Lions badge is a historic and cherished symbol that represents the union of four rival nations. This along with the red colour of the background present a clear connection to the long established team.
STAMPS: Each of the seven stamps plays tribute to the regional sides that the British and Irish Lions played against during their tour of New Zealand
Coin: Designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke, stylised rugby players from New Zealand and The British & Irish Lions embraced in a Hongi, with the Lions crest to the right
Stamps: Designed by NZ Post to represent each of the regional sides that played against the British & Irish Lions during their tour of New Zealand.
The coins obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Packaged in a premium date stamped envelope.
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