Mint Kicks Off Collector Coins for Centenary of Rugby League

by CoinNews.net on March 11, 2008 · 1 comment

Australian Centenary of Rugby League CoinsThe Royal Australian Mint joined the celebratory kick off the 2008 NRL Telstra Premiership season by releasing new collector coins celebrating the centenary of Rugby League.

The Centenary of Rugby League coin series launched last November with the introduction of the $1 Uncirculated coin and is now followed by the $5 Silver Proof and $10 Gold Proof collector coins.

 

“Rugby League holds an important place in the Australian and international sporting history.” said Ms Janine Murphy, Chief Executive Officer Royal Australian Mint.

“Whether you are a player, or a spectator, Rugby League is one of Australia’s favourite sports and we are thrilled to mark this centenary through the release of specially designed coins” said Ms Murphy.

 

In addition to the quotes by Ms Murphy, the Mint release statement announcing the collector coins also provided insights into their design concepts:

  • $10 Gold Proof Coin: Salutes the past featuring the historical letter ‘A’ as worn on players’ jerseys during the first decade of the code
  • $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin: Celebrates the present, featuring an image of a dynamic cover tackle
  • $1 Uncirculated Coin: Inspires the future, featuring the Centenary of Rugby League logo

Centenary of Rugby League collector series coins – specifications and order details

The following information is provided through the Mint for each coin.

2008 Centenary of Rugby $1 Uncirculated Coin

2008 Centenary of Rugby $1 Uncirculated CoinThe $1 coin first went on sale in November of 2007. The coin is currently priced at:

  • $12.95 (AUD/GST)
  • $11.77 (AUD/INT)

Online orders can be placed on the Mint page: 2008 $1 Uncirculated Coin*

The specifications for the uncirculated coin include:

Denomination: $1
Metal: AL/Bronze
Mass: 9.00 grams
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Finish: Uncirculated
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: V. Gottwald

 


2008 Centenary of Rugby $5 Silver Proof Coin

2008 Centenary of Rugby $5 Silver Proof CoinThe $5 Silver Proof Coin is currently priced at:

  • $65.00 (AUD/GST)
  • $59.09 (AUD/INT)

Online orders may be made on the Mint page: 2008 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin*

The specifications for the silver coin include:

Denomination: $5
Metal: AG 99.9%
Mass: 36.31 grams
Diameter: 38.74 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 10,000
Designer: V. Gottwald

 


2008 Centenary of Rugby $10 Gold Proof Coin

2008 Centenary of Rugby $5 Silver Proof CoinThe $10 Gold Proof Coin is currently priced at:

  • $210.00 (AUD/GST)
  • $190.91 (AUD/INT)

There is a limit of 2 coins per customer. Online orders can be placed through the Mint page: 2008 $10 Gold Proof Coin*

The gold coin specifications are:

Denomination: $10
Metal: AU 99.9%
Mass: 1/10 Troy Ounce
Diameter: 17.53 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 3,000
Designer: V. Gottwald

 


*Coins are also available through a channel of Australian Coin Dealers.

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Ryan September 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

My son Ryan in interested in purchasing the 2008 $1 Centenary of Rugby League coin but was unable to locate in on your\ website.

Rachelle

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