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2016 Road to Rio Silver Proof Coin

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When our New Zealand athletes take to the world stage in Rio de Janeiro, they will strive to realise their dreams and inspire the nation at the world’s greatest sporting event - the Olympic Games. This limited edition 1oz silver proof coin is the perfect way to show your support on our Road to Rio.


  • Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 2,016
  • Official licensed product
  • Represents the journey from New Zealand's beautiful landscape to the world stage in Rio
  • Celebrates the sports in which New Zealand has previously won gold medals
  • Presented in an elegant black case, featuring imagery from the 'Be the Inspiration' campaign
  • Each coin includes a unique numbered certificate.


The design of this 1oz silver proof coin depicts the journey of our Olympic athletes, from training in New Zealand’s breathtakingly beautiful landscape to their ultimate destination of Rio.

The outer rim features elements of NZOC’s ‘Be the Inspiration’ ribbon, with ten icons representing the sports in which New Zealand has previously won gold medals. The centre of the design features the symbolic Olympic torch and the NZOC logo.

It is housed within an elegant black case featuring imagery from the ‘Be the Inspiration’ campaign, and is limited to 2,016 coins.

Check out the full range of silver coins here.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof with selective colour
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The Olympic torch and NZOC logo surrounded by imagery depicting New Zealand's road to Rio
Designed by: Jonathan Gray, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand.
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,016
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH