2015 20c ICC Cricket World Cup CuNi Unc Coin
As Australia and New Zealand prepare to host the Cricket World Cup 2015, the Royal Australian Mint has teamed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to present these two collectable coins. With the stunning dome-shaped silver coin and the uncirculated edition, these two pieces will have coin collectors, cricket enthusiasts and proud Australians crying “Howzat!”
History and significance
Since 1975, the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) has been the ultimate competition in One Day International Cricket. Every four years, cricket enthusiasts around the world watch the spectacular showdown as nations compete for cricketing glory.
As a cricket-loving nation, Australia’s association with the CWC is a long and proud one. Australia was the overall winner in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007 and the runner-up in 1975 and 1996.
Australia and New Zealand previously joined forces to host the CWC in 1992. These two nations will again have this honour in 2015, showcasing the best that cricket has to offer. There will be no shortage of passion, sportsmanship, determination, hope and national pride. The proud spectators at each match will demonstrate that these feelings run wild off the field as well as on it.
Packaging: an attractive presentation card
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More