Friday, August 18th, 2017

Sir Edmund Hillary Gold Coin

Buy Sir Edmund Hillary Gold Coin, 1/4oz, 99.99% Proof Quality, Perth Mint Australia

Sir Edmund Hillary Gold Coin

This coin celebrates the life of Sir Edmund Hillary K.G., O.N.Z., K.B.E., the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest and arguably New Zealand’s most famous son. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. The coin’s reverse depicts a portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary and his signature. The design includes a silver fern, a symbol of New Zealand, and an image of Mount Everest. The reverse also includes the inscriptions SIR EDMUND HILLARY 1919-2008 and A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT. The coin is supported by Lady June Hillary, the widow of Sir Edmund. Issued as legal tender of New Zealand, the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. New Zealand Post will issue no more than 1,953 of these gold proof coins. Each coin is housed in a presentation display case featuring the words ‘Sir Edmund Hillary 1919-2008’ in gold lettering. The case comes in a beautifully illustrated box-shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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