The New Zealand Post have announced that their final strike of the ICC Cricket World Cup silver coin produced to mark the World Cup which is presently being played in both Australia and New Zealand will be auctioned off to interested collectors. The coin, with a mintage of just 2,015 examples, is certified as the last strike and the proceeds will go to aid the victims of Hurricane Pam which totally devastated the island and neighboring nation of Vanuatu.
The pure silver coin, with its concave shape also features the ICC Cricket World Cup logo in gold plating and incorporates a curved design to replicate a real cricket ball. The coin comes in a specially designed case, which resembles a one day match cricket ball. The obverse includes the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
|1 Dollar||.999 silver||31.1 grams||40 mm.||Proof & selective gold||2015 pieces|
The coin, produced by the Mayer mint in Germany is currently listed on the Trademe auction site in new Zealand which can be found at: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=860724852&permanent=0
The auction closes on Saturday, the 28th March at 12:22 pm local time. Potential bidders will need to register in order to bid. The ICC Cricket tournament is currently being hosted in world-class venues across Australia & New Zealand from the 14th February to the 28th March. Host cities and venue locations are Adelaide, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney. Good luck to those who bid and remember, dig deep because it’s for a good cause!
If any of our readers bid, please do let us know – especially if you are the successful buyer!