The 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
The $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:
2008 Centenary of Rugby $5 Silver Proof Coin
The $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:
2008 Centenary of Rugby $10 Gold Proof Coin
The $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:
|Mass:||1/10 Troy Ounce|
*Coins are also available through a channel of Australian Coin Dealers.