2016 Road to Rio Gold Proof Coin

When our New Zealand athletes take to the world stage in Rio de Janeiro, they will strive to realise their dreams and inspire the nation at the world’s greatest sporting event - the Olympic Games. This limited edition 1/2oz gold proof coin is the perfect way to show your support on our Road to Rio.


  • Minted from 0.9999 gold with selective colour
  • Extremely limited worldwide mintage of just 250
  • Official licensed product
  • Represents the journey from New Zealand's beautiful landscape to the world stage in Rio
  • Celebrates the sports in which New Zealand has previously won gold medals
  • Presented in a laser-engraved rimu box featuring the New Zealand Olympic Committee logo
  • Each coin includes a unique numbered certificate

The design of this 1/2oz gold proof coin depicts the journey of our Olympic athletes, from training in New Zealand’s breathtakingly beautiful landscape to their ultimate destination of Rio.

The outer rim features elements of NZOC’s ‘Be the Inspiration’ ribbon, with ten icons representing the sports in which New Zealand has previously won gold medals. The centre of the design features the symbolic Olympic torch and the NZOC logo.

It is housed within a laser-engraved rimu box featuring the NZOC logo, and is limited to only 250 worldwide. An individually numbered certificate is included inside.

Denomination: Ten New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof with selective colour
Composition: 0.9999 gold
Weight: 1/2 troy oz
Diameter: 30mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The Olympic torch and NZOC logo surrounded by imagery depicting New Zealand's road to Rio. 
Designed by: Jonathan Gray, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand.
Worldwide mintage limit: 250
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH

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Price: $1,899.00
2016 Road to Rio

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