The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand Silver Proof Coin

Worthy of the excitement and tradition The British & Irish Lions Tour bought with it, this 1oz silver proof coin was popular with collectors and sporting fans alike.

Highlights:

  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Limited number of just 1,000 coins worldwide
  • Designed by New Zealand artist David Burke
  • Depicted two players in a traditional hongi
  • Featured the iconic British & Irish Lions badge.

This 1oz silver proof coin was limited to just 1,000 worldwide. Accompanied by an official certificate of authenticity and packaged in a premium display box, it's was the ultimate collectable of The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour.

The coin design depicted rugby players from New Zealand and The British & Irish Lions coming together in a hongi. The hongi is a sacred Māori physical embrace where two people become one by pressing noses and foreheads together. The British & Irish Lions badge is a historic and cherished symbol that represents the union of four rival nations. This along with the red colour of the background present a clear connection to the long established team.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof 
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Stylised rugby players from New Zealand and The British & Irish Lions embraced in a hongi, with the Lions crest to the right
Designed by: Dave Burke Design, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,000
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand

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