New Zealand Rugby World Cup Champions $1 Dollar Silver Proof Coin 2011 - NZ Post
This New Zealand Rugby World Cup Champions $1 Dollar silver proof coin was issued by NZ Post as part of the Rugby World Cup Champions silver proof set and an exclusive coin. The New Zealand Rugby Champions silver coin features the All Black in New Zealand's 1987 kit fending off opponents. The obverse side portrays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin comes presented in a luxury flocked velvet gift box.
Coin produced under license by Reserve Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Post.
Please note that as this coin was part of an original Rugby World Cup Champions coin set which has now been split, no individual certificate of authenticity are available.
The New Zealand Rugby World Cup
The first-ever Rugby World Cup Tournament was hosted by New Zealand and Australia in 1987. The All Blacks faced a passionate French side in the Final at Eden Park and emerged victorious. The New Zealand silver proof coin has been struck from pure silver and shows an All Black in the 1987 uniform, fending off an opponent. The backdrop is a stylistic interpretation of the hammerhead shark (Mangopare) and the fern shoot (Koru) - the unique branding of RWC 2011.