2015 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin - ICC Cricket World Cup



2015 $5 ICC Cricket World Cup Fine Silver Proof Domed 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.

Features and design
• Stunning silver proof dome-shaped option with a strictly limited mintage
• Proof coin’s reverse creatively utilises the dome-shape to resemble a cricket ball
• Proof coin’s obverse follows the inward curve to give an artistic representation of the beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground
• Numbered certificate of authenticity with the proof coin