2003 America's Cup Gold Plated Numismatic Cover

To celebrate this international sporting event, we made a special limited edition product containing the best of both worlds - stamps and a coin!

Highlights:

  • $10 gold plated coin
  • Included all three stamps from the America's Cup 2003 issue
  • Limited edition product.

Struck to the highest possible quality by the Royal British Mint, this fabulous $10 coin celebrated the 151st year of the oldest international sporting contest in the world.

The brilliant uncirculated coin in this philatelic numismatic cover (PNC) was made of a nickel brass mixed metal and was gold plated. The reverse of the coin displayed carefully crafted images of the America's Cup against New Zealand, the Southern Cross and two yachts mid-race. The obverse contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The first day cover potrayed an image of the trophy itself, crafted over 150 years ago by Queen Victoria's silversmith. All three stamps from the America's Cup 2003 issue were affixed to this cover and it was cancelled with the issue's datestamp.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Post logos were displayed on the back cover along with additional information about this prestigious yachting contest.

Denomination: Ten New Zealand dollars
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: Gold plated - nickel brass
Weight: 11.95 grams
Diameter: 28.4mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The America's Cup, New Zealand, Southern Cross and two yachts racing side by side
Designed by: Michael McHalick, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 500
Mint: Royal British Mint
America's Cup 2003

Take a look at the commemorative stamps that were also part of this issue.