The British & Irish Lions toured New Zealand in 2017 in what was the most significant sporting event New Zealand has hosted since the 2011 Rugby World Cup. This brilliant uncirculated coin was a popular collectable for any British & Irish Lions fan.
Limited number of just 5,000 coins worldwide
Depicted two players in a traditional hongi
Featured the iconic British & Irish Lions badge
Packaged in a premium display card that featured further British & Irish Lions imagery.
This limited edition mixed metal coin was packaged in premium display card that featured imagery relating to The British & Irish Lions, as well as further information on the team’s history and their 2017 New Zealand tour.
The coin design depicted rugby players from New Zealand and The British & Irish Lions coming together in a hongi. The hongi is a sacred Māori physical embrace wherein two people become one by pressing noses and foreheads together. The British & Irish Lions badge is a historic and cherished symbol that represents the union of four rival nations. This along with the red colour of the background present a clear connection to the long established team.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Stylised rugby players from New Zealand and The British & Irish Lions embraced in a hongi, with the Lions crest to the right|
|Designed by:||Dave Burke Design, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||5,000|
|Mint:||BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH|