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DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2005 Gold Proof Coin

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The gold proof New Zealand $10 coin was housed in a luxury red presentation case and came with a numbered certificate of authenticity attesting to the strict issue limit of just 1,000 pieces worldwide.


  • Official merchandise of the British & Irish Lions
  • Struck in 22-carat gold
  • Presented in a red velour case with a numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Low worldwide mintage limit of 1,000.


This dynamic design by Mike Guilfoyle featured a rugby player, ball tucked under arm, in full flight. The design also incorporated the islands of New Zealand and was completed with the crest of the British & Irish Lions. All of this was encompassed within the shape of a rugby ball.

Struck in rich 22 carat gold, to matchless proof finish, the coin was housed in an attractive red velour presentation case and came complete with an individually-numbered certificate of authenticity confirming its strict issue limit of just 1,000. The presentation case also included the British & Irish Lions logo embossed in gold.

Denomination: Ten New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 22-carat gold (916.7 Au)
Weight: 7.988 grams
Diameter: 22.05mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Rugby player, a contour of New Zealand, the official Lion's Coat of Arms all encompassed within the shape of a rugby ball
Designed by: Mike Guilfoyle, Royal British Mint
Worldwide mintage: 1,000
Mint: Royal British Mint