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2003 America's Cup Brilliant Uncirculated Numismatic Cover

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This limited edition cover included both our brilliant uncirculated coin and three stamps that capture these superb yachts in action.


  • Brilliant uncirculated coin, silver in colour
  • Included all three stamps from the 2003 America's Cup issue
  • Limited edition product.


Struck to the highest possible quality by the Royal British Mint, this $5 celebrated the 151st year of the oldest international sporting contest in the world.

The brilliant uncirculated coin in this philatelic numismatic cover (PNC) was made of a cupro nickel mixed metal. The reverse featured a carefully crafted image of two yachts in a tacking manoeuvre. The obverse contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The first day cover potrayed an image of the trophy itself, crafted over 150 years ago by Queen Victoria's silversmith. All three stamps from the America's Cup 2003 issue were affixed to this cover and it was cancelled with the issue's datestamp.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Post logos were displayed on the back cover along with additional information about this prestigious yachting contest.

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: Cupro nickel
Weight: 28.28 grams
Diameter: 38.61mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Two yachts tacking in the America's Cup competition
Designed by: Michael McHalick, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 500
Mint: Royal British Mint
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