To mark the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Monnaie de Paris, has issued a gold and silver collector coin program. The centerpiece of the offering is an concave and oblong one-ounce gold coin resembling a rugby ball. A similar ellipsoidal coin was produced in silver; it carries a face value of 10 euro.
The one-ounce gold 200-euro Rugby World Cup coin has a limited mintage of 500 pieces and is struck in a high quality proof finish. Issue price is 1,990€ + Tax.
Sixteen players from two teams are lock horns in a scrummage. A special frosting technique differentiates the two teams: one in dark jerseys, the other in a light-colored jersey. The logo of the 2015 Rugby World Cup is located at the bottom of the coin, in the center. A curvilinear abstract forms an outline around the players, resembling the lines of the pitch.
Two rugby players, one runs with rugby ball in both hands. The other players is lunging towards the ball holder. His arms wrapped around the other player’s waist as he tries to tackle him. A silhouette of the William Webb Ellis Trophy is located under the ball, on the right. The initials RF (République Française) are located to the right of the trophy. At the top of the coin, the denomination “200 euro”. The “0”s are drawn in oblong “rugby ball” shapes. Euro is not capitalized. Blades of grass from the pitch are drawn at the bottom of the design. A curvilinear abstract design fills the field, recalling a sports arena. Two upright poles of a goal post are visible to the left.
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