First Ever Hologram Coin – High Book Value. Issuing Country: United Kingdom. 925 Sterling Silver with 24 Carat Gold Plating. Weight: 24.00 Grams / Diameter: 28.40mm. Issue Limit: 10,000 Worldwide. Presentation: Boxed with it’s Certificate of Authenticity. In 1999, the world’s best rugby playing nations battled for the Webb Ellis Cup in what was the fourth Rugby World Cup Tournament. The finals were hosted by the Welsh Rugby Union and held at venues throughout the Five Nations of England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; the matches promising six weeks of fierce competition in October and November 1999. 925 Sterling Silver for collectors. For its special reverse design, medallist Ron Dutton has, in his representation of a packed Rugby stadium viewed from above, attempted to capture the pulsating atmosphere, movement, sound and colour of a great game and its enthusiastic supporters. The obverse bears a regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley. Piedforts are coins which have been specially struck on thicker than normal blanks. As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelfth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces. In Britain the practice of striking piedforts is later and less frequent, but medieval and Tudor examples are known. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks. The item “1999 Rugby Hologram Piedfort £2 Two Pound Silver Proof Coin Box Coa” is in sale since Thursday, August 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\1990s”. The seller is “thelondoncoincompany” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Year of Issue: 1999
- Year: 1999
- Royal Mint: Rugby World Cup Tournament
- Piedfort Hologram Silver Proof: Boxed with Certificate