2003 America's Cup Stamp and Coin Pack

Our ultimate collection included not only two of our America's Cup coins, but also a selection of commemorative stamp products!

Highlights:

  • Ultimate collectable that included both stamp and coin products
  • Official America's Cup merchandise.

This special stamp and coin pack included the best of both worlds - stamps and coins!

Brilliant Uncircluated Coin

Struck to the highest possible quality by the Royal British Mint, this $5 brilliant uncirculated coin featured a carefully crafted image of two yachts in a tacking manoeuvre. The obverse side of the coin contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Gold Plated Coin

This fabulous $10 gold-plated brilliant uncirculated coin displayed carefully crafted images of the America's Cup against New Zealand, the Southern Cross and two yachts mid-race. The obverse side of the coin contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

America's Cup 2003 Stamp Products

Three special stamps that captured yachts in action were included in this pack, as well as a special minitaure sheet and two first day covers. The first day cover with stamps affixed displayed an image of New Zealand's winning performance in the 2000 event, and the miniature sheet first day cover showed the trophy itself, crafted over 150 years ago by Queen Victoria's silversmith.

Each of these stamp and coin products were presented in a special folder that listed general information about challenges for this prestigious yachting contest over the past 150 years.

Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: Cupro nickel
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: Two yachts tacking in the America's Cup competition
Designed by: Michael McHalick, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 6,000
Mint: Royal British Mint

Gold Plated Coin

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: 5,000
Mint: Royal British Mint

America's Cup 2003 Stamp Issue

Date of issue: 2 October 2002
Number of stamps: Three
Denominations and designs: $1.30, $1.50, $2.00 America's Cup
Stamps and first day cover designed by: CommArts Design, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours and silver, plus overgloss
Stamp size and format: 40mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Paper type: De la Rue 103gsm red phosphor stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 50
Perforation gauge: 14
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode, value blocks and logo blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least two stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats.
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 1 October 2003.
America's Cup 2003

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