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2003 America's Cup Silver Proof Coin

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Two yachts in a tacking manoeuvre were illustrated on this $5 silver frosted proof coin.

Highlights

  • Stunning $5 silver proof coin
  • Official America’s Cup merchandise
  • Featured two yachts in a tacking manoevre
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 4,000.

Design

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

The reverse of the coin illustrated two yachts in a tacking manoeuvre in the America's Cup competition. The obverse contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This silver proof coin was presented in a grey satin-lined velvet case.

 
Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Silver frosted proof
Composition: 0.925 sterling silver
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: 4,000
Mint: Royal British Mint