Since 1882, The Ashes contest between England and Australia has inspired fierce rivalry, making the biennial event a highlight of the world cricket calendar. This legal tender, limited edition proof quality coin is a special issue created by the Royal Australian Mint to celebrate the highly anticipated Ashes series beginning in Australia in November 2006. This series, with Australia striving to regain the coveted urn, marks 125 years of The Ashes. The legend began after Australia’s narrow victory over England in 1882, when The Sporting Times published a mock obituary.
The reverse of this handsome, 99.9% pure Silver commemorative coin depicts the English Lion and the Australian Kangaroo holding The Ashes urn.
The coin is encapsulated and housed in a presentation case and accompanied by a descriptive booklet that includes a Certificate of Authenticity and is protected by a beauty box.
Denomination - Five Dollars
Composition - Fine Silver (99.9%)
Weight - 36.31g
Diameter - 38.74mm
Worldwide Mintage Limit - 12,500
Mint - Royal Australian Mint