Rugby World Cup 2011

New Bok coin set launched

2011-09-01 20:21
Springbok coin (File)

Cape Town - A new 2-ounce rugby coin set was launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday at an event staged to coincide with the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

The launch event featured rugby personalities Joel Stransky, Kobus Wiese and Hugh Bladen.

Stransky, Wiese and Bladen analysed previous World Cups and offered insight on what could be expected from the 2011 tournament.

The 2011 rugby coin set, launched on Wednesday morning, comprises two 2-ounce Mandela medallions - one in gold and the other in silver - with Mandela’s image on the front and the Springbok image on the back.

Alan Demby, executive chairman of The South African Gold Coin Exchange said that the 2-ounce silver coin was the first of its kind. “Paired with a limited mintage of only 500 units, this set is a must for any collection.”

He pointed out that support for the rugby Springboks had grown impressively since the team’s first-ever match against Britain at home in 1891. He suggests that the more recent growth in support match the historic growth of gold as a store of value.

“Should the Springboks win the 2011 Rugby World Cup, they will become the first side to have won the tournament back-to-back and the only side to have won the event three times,” said Demby.

He characterised the 2011 Mandela Rugby coin set as “a unique set for a unique team with a unique country united behind them”.

Mandela medallion


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