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DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2005 Silver Proof Coin

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The silver proof $1 coin was housed in a red presentation case and came with a certificate of authenticity.


  • Official merchandise of the British & Irish Lions
  • Produced to superb proof quality in .925 sterling silver
  • Presented in an elegant presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity
  • The inner lid of the case was embossed with the British & Irish Lions logo.


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.

This superb proof quality coin issued in .925 sterling silver was presented in an elegant red case and was accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity attesting to the coin’s strict issue limit of 5,000. As a finishing touch, the British & Irish Lions logo was embossed on the inner lid of the presentation case.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: .925 sterling silver (925 Ag)
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: 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: 5,000
Mint: Royal British Mint