The British and Irish Lions 2017 Rugby Tour to NZ Silver Proof Coin
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 1oz silver proof coin will be popular with collectors and sporting fans alike.
This 1oz silver proof coin is limited to just 1,000 worldwide and won’t last long. Accompanied by an official certificate of authenticity and packaged in a premium display box, it’s the ultimate collectable of The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour.
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.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof Coloured
- Officially Licenced
- Diameter: 40mm
- Edge: Milled
- Denomination: $1
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Mintage: 1000 Worldwide
- Weight: 1 Troy oz
- Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH for NZ Post
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
This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Each coin is accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity, and displayed in an elegant case.