DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2005 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

A brilliant uncirculated $1 coin housed in a colourful and informative presentation folder which made an affordable gift or memento to hand down to future generations.

Highlights:

  • Featured an image of a rugby player, the islands of New Zealand and the crest of the British & Irish Lions
  • Housed in a presentation pack approved by the British & Irish Lions
  • Official merchandise of the British & Irish Lions.

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 coin was struck in nickel-brass to a brilliant uncirculated standard and was housed in a colourful presentation pack that had been specifically approved by the British & Irish Lions.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: 5.5% nickel brass metal
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 Zealad, 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: 50,000
Mint: Royal British Mint
DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2005

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