2008 Sir Edmund Hillary Gold Proof Coin

Celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of iconic Sir Edmund Hillary with this 24 carat gold coin.


  • 1/4 oz gold proof coin
  • Depicts iconic Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Comes with mini biography of Sir Edmund
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 1,953

Bearing the legend 'A Lifetime of Achievement', this 24 carat gold coin depicts Sir Edmund against a backdrop of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, which he successfully reached at the age of 33 with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay 55 years ago on 29 May 1953. The coin is offered in a classic navy leatherette presentation case and is accompanied by a numbered authentication booklet, including a mini biography of Sir Edmund.

Denomination: New Zealand ten dollars (NZD $10)
Finish and Composition: Gold (0.999)
Weight: Approx. 1/4 ounce
Diameter: 20.6 mm
Edge Treatment: Milled
Obverse Design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse Design: Sir Edmund Hillary against a backdrop of Mt Everest
Mint: Perth Mint
Worldwide Mintage Limit: 1,953 coins
Sir Edmund Hillary

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