2011 Rugby World Cup Champions Silver Proof Coin Set New Zealand Post. This 2011 Rugby World Cup Champions silver proof coin set was issued by New Zealand Post to mark all the past champions of the Rugby World Cup. The silver proof set includes exclusive Rugby nation coins that cannot be obtained individually making it very desirable for any Rugby fan. Salient Features of the set. Contains a coins from each of the past winning nations (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England). All four nation coins are exclusive to this set. The coveted Webb Ellis Cup is featured on the fifth coin of the collection. Includes individually numbered booklet with commentary by acclaimed sports commentator, Keith Quinn. Presented in a beautifully crafted wooden case. Limited Edition of 2011 sets. Featured coins in set include. RWC 2011 Webb Ellis Cup Coin: The Rugby World Cup 2011 Webb Ellis Cup Coin features the Webb Ellis Cup in 24-carat gold gilding. This 1oz pure silver proof coin is intricately detailed, Government issued and New Zealand legal tender. The New Zealand Coin – exclusive to this set. 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. The Australia Coin – exclusive to this set. The Wallabies first victory came in 1991 in London, where they defeated the English in a close but low-scoring game. Their second triumph was in 1999 in Cardiff, Wales, against France. The pure silver Australia coin is legal tender in Australia and has been struck to proof quality. The prominent player is shown in the official 1991 Australian kit during a line-out. The coin also bears RWC’s stylised Webb Ellis Cup design in the background. The South Africa Coin – exclusive to this set. South Africa entered and hosted the Tournament for the first time in 1995. Upon reaching the Final in Johannesburg, they faced the All Blacks and scored the winning drop goal in the last two minutes of extra time. Their second victory came in 2007 against France in Paris. The South African coin is 2 Rand and legal tender. Struck in proof quality fine silver, this coin pictures a player in South Africa’s 2007 kit running with the Rugby ball against a background of RWC’s stylised rugby ball image. The England Coin – exclusive to this set. England and Australia were thrilled to meet at the Final in Sydney, where England obtained their first-ever Rugby World Cup Championship title during the last moments of extra time. This proof-quality coin is exclusive to this set, and captures an English player in the 2003 uniform performing a drop-kick. The background includes the stylised rugby ball fishbone graphic from the infamous Rugby World Cup Event Mark. We do not accept Cheques, BACS Transfers or offer Cash on Collection options. Payments must be received within 3 days of sale completion. The item “2011 Rugby World Cup Champions Silver Proof Coin Set New Zealand Post” is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\World\Oceania/Australasia”. The seller is “finegiftsnottingham2015″ and is located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
- Year of Issue: 2011
- Country: New Zealand
- Region of Origin: Australia/ Oceania
- Sport: Rugby World Cup