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The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand Silver Proof Coin

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Worthy of the excitement and tradition The British & Irish Lions Tour bought with it, this 1oz silver proof coin was popular with collectors and sporting fans alike.


Minted from 0.999 silver
Limited number of just 1,000 coins worldwide
Designed by New Zealand artist David Burke
Depicted two players in a traditional hongi
Featured the iconic British & Irish Lions badge.


This 1oz silver proof coin was limited to just 1,000 worldwide. Accompanied by an official certificate of authenticity and packaged in a premium display box, it's was the ultimate collectable of The British & Irish Lions 2017 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 where 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
Finish: Proof 
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: 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: 1,000
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
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